“Benifuuki” extract reduces serum levels of lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 ligands containing apolipoprotein B: A double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial

Masahiro Miyawaki, Hiroyuki Sano, Hisashi Imbe, Reiko Fujisawa, Keiji Tanimoto, Jungo Terasaki, Mari Maeda-Yamamoto, Hirofumi Tachibana, Toshiaki Hanafusa, Akihisa Imagawa

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Abstract

(1) Background: Arteriosclerosis is associated with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. O-methylated catechins in “Benifuuki” green tea are expected to reduce cholesterol levels, although there is limited research regarding this topic; (2) Methods: This trial evaluated 159 healthy volunteers who were randomized to receive ice cream containing a high-dose of “Benifuuki” extract including 676 mg of catechins (group H), a low-dose of “Benifuuki” extract including 322 mg of catechins (group L), or no “Benifuuki” extract (group C). Each group consumed ice cream (with or without extract) daily for 12 weeks, and their lipid-related parameters were compared; (3) Results: A significant reduction in the level of lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor-1 ligand containing ApoB (LAB) was detected in group H, compared to groups L and C. No significant differences between the three groups were detected in their levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol; (4) Conclusions: “Benifuuki” extract containing O-methylated catechins may help prevent arteriosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number924
JournalNutrients
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 19 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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