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The Effects of Tualang Honey versus Honey Cocktail (HC124) on Physiological Changes and Hormonal Profiles among Postmenopausal Women: A Preliminary Study

Introduction: Honey and other bee hive products have been reported to contain many highly nutritious substances in various medical fields. A combination of bee hives products known as Honey Cocktail 124 may provide additional values to Tualang Honey.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of of Tualang Honey versus Honey Cocktail (HC124) on physiological changes (cardiovascular parameters) and hormonal profile among post-menopausal women.

Designs: A randomized, double blinded, prospective, preliminary clinical study was conducted involving post-menopausal women aged 45 to 65 years.

Materials and Methodology: Hundreds healthy post-menopausal women were given 20 g/day of Tualang Honey or Honey Cocktail and followed up for 6 months. ANCOVA was performed for statistical analysis. Results: There were significant changes in the diastolic blood pressure, serum total cholesterol and LDL levels between the two groups after 6 months. Other clinical findings and laboratory investigations were not significant.

Conclusion: Honey Cocktail has slightly better effects than Tualang Honey in improving the physiological profile of post-menopausal women.

Author(s): Zhi Xiong Chong 1*, Jia Hao Ho 1, Nik Hazlina Nik Hussain , Lawrence Ming Fah Yeap , Yen Chuan Chen , Shi Ping Foo , Intan Idiana Hassan , Siti Zubaidah Abdul Wahab , Norhayati Mohd Noor , Azidah Abdul Kadir , Siti Amrah Sulaiman

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