Freeze-dried strawberry powder improves lipid profile and lipid peroxidation in women with metabolic syndrome: baseline and post intervention effects

Arpita Basu, Marci Wilkinson, Kavitha Penugonda, Brandi Simmons, Nancy M Betts, Timothy J Lyons

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Abstract

Strawberry flavonoids are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors in prospective cohort studies. Effects of strawberry supplementation on metabolic risk factors have not been studied in obese populations. We tested the hypothesis that freeze-dried strawberry powder (FSP) will lower fasting lipids and biomarkers of oxidative stress and inflammation at four weeks compared to baseline. We also tested the tolerability and safety of FSP in subjects with metabolic syndrome. FSP is a concentrated source of polyphenolic flavonoids, fiber and phytosterols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Beverages
  • Cholesterol
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Female
  • Fragaria
  • Freeze Drying
  • Humans
  • Hypolipidemic Agents
  • Lipid Peroxidation
  • Lipids
  • Metabolic Syndrome X
  • Middle Aged

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