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Effect of Ginkgo Biloba Extract on the Endocrine Parameters

  • J. P. Felber
Conference paper


In order to find out whether Ginkgo biloba extract has an influence on endocrine balance, seven male volunteers (mean age: 26.1 years) received twice the usual dose of the drug for eight weeks.

Various hormonal assays and stimulation tests with LHRH and TRH were performed before treatment and after four and eight weeks of treatment.

No significant change or tendency to change was observed. The other, usual blood tests also were unmodified.


Uric Acid Stimulation Test Usual Dose Hormonal Assay Endocrine Balance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Felber
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Endocrinologie et de Biochimie Clinique, Département Médecine InterneC.H.U.V.LausanneSwitzerland

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