Research Article

Effect of Qing’e Decoction on Leptin/Leptin Receptor and Bone Metabolism in Naturally Aging Rats

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QED can increase the trabecular bone area. (a) Compared with that in the same-sex NS group of the same age, the bone trabeculae in the QED group had better morphological and structural integrity, higher number, and smaller spacing and less fracture phenomenon (magnification, x20). (b) Measurement results of trabecular area (%) of tibia in each group. vs. same-sex 6-month-old rats; , vs. same-age and sex NS group but different intervention group; , vs. same-intervention and age group but different sex. QED, Qing’e decoction; NS, normal saline.