Effect of Vaccinium ashei reade leaves on lipid metabolism in Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rats

Koji Nagao, Kouki Higa, Bungo Shirouchi, Saori Nomura, Nao Inoue, Masashi Inafuku, Teruyoshi Yanagita

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Abstract

The effects of blueberry leaf (BBL) on lipid metabolism were studied in obese rats. Feeding of BBL lowered levels of serum lipids and C-reactive protein and alleviated hepatic triglyceride accumulation in the rats. The hypolipidemic effect might be attributable to a reduction of lipogenesis and enhancement of lipolysis in the liver. These results suggest the use of blueberry leaf as a dietary hypolipidemic component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1619-1622
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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