Dried plums contain bioactive components that have demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The objective of this study was to determine if dried plum consumption reduces the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women, specifically examining lipid profiles, oxidative stress, antioxidant capacity, and inflammation in a dose-dependent manner. We conducted a 6-month, parallel-design controlled clinical trial, where 48 postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to consume 0, 50, or 100 g of dried plum each day. After 6 months of intervention, total cholesterol (TC) in the 100 g/day treatment group (P = .002) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the 50 g/day treatment group (P = .005) improved significantly compared to baseline. Inflammatory biomarkers interleukin-6 (P =.044) and tumor necrosis factor-α (P = .040) were significantly lower after 6 months within the 50 g/day dried plum group compared to baseline. Moreover, total antioxidant capacity increased significantly...
Dried plum consumption improves total cholesterol and antioxidant capacity and reduces inflammation in healthy postmenopausal women.
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Mee Young Hong, Kern, M., Nakamichi-Lee, M., Nazanin Abbaspour, Ahouraei Far, A., Shirin Hooshmand; Dried plum consumption improves total cholesterol and antioxidant capacity and reduces inflammation in healthy postmenopausal women.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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