The Effects of Angelica keiskei Koidzumi and Turmeric Extract Supplementation on the Blood Lipids, and Antioxidant and Inflammatory Markers in Hypercholesterolemic Adults in Korea

고콜레스테롤혈증 성인에서 울금과 명일엽 복합 추출물의 복용에 따른 혈중지질, 항산화 및 염증 관련 지표의 변화

  • Published : 2009.12.31

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of Angelica keiskei Koidzumi and turmeric extract supplementation(ATE) on blood lipids, antioxidant and inflammatory markers in 35 hypercholesterolemic Korean adults with high blood cholesterol levels (serum total cholesterol$\geq200mg/d{\ell}$ or LDL-cholesterol$\geq130mg/d{\ell}$). They received ATE(n=21, 14 females and 7 males) or placebo(control group, n=14, 11 females and 3 males) for 4 weeks. There was no significant change in serum total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol levels after ATE supplementation in the both groups. However, the LDLcholesterol: HDL-cholesterol ratio(LPH) was significantly decreased and both serum prostagrandin E2(PGE2) levels were significantly decreased in those receiving ATE. No significant changes were evident in interleukin(IL)-$1\beta$, IL-6, IL-8, 8-isoprostane, malondialehyde, total antioxidant capacity and oxidized-LDL. These results suggest that complex extract of Angelica keiske and turmeric has the potential to decrease cardiovascular risk by reducing LPH and inflammatory mediator $PGE_2$ in hypercholesterolemic adults.

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