Beneficial effects of pomegranate peel extract on plasma lipid profile, fatty acids levels and blood pressure in patients with diabetes mellitus type-2: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Journal of Functional FoodsAuthor(s): Milkica Grabež, Ranko Škrbić, Miloš P. Stojiljković, Vesna Rudić-Grujić, Marija Paunović, Aleksandra Arsić, Snježana Petrović, Vesna Vučić, Bosa Mirjanić-Azarić, Katarina Šavikin, Nebojša Menković, Teodora Janković, Nađa VasiljevićAbstractPomegranate peel contains high levels of various phytochemicals. We evaluated the effects of pomegranate peel extract (PoPEx) consumption on plasma lipid profile, fatty acids (FA) level and blood pressure (BP) in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2). Thirty-seven subjects were recruited in this double blind, placebo controlled randomized trial. The study group (n = 19) received over 8 week’s capsules containing PoPEx twice a daily, while the placebo group received placebo. Treatment with PoPEx induced a significant lowering of both systolic and diastolic BP. The plasma levels of triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (LDL-C/HDL-C), and HbA1c were significantly decreased, while the level of HDL-C was significantly increased, compared with placebo intake. Moreover, the PoPEX treatment significantly improved the plasma lipids fatty acids content. It is concluded that consumption of PoPEx in DMT2 subject had favourable effects on some metabolic parameters, BP, lipid profile and plasma lipid FA composition.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

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