Hypolipidemic and Antioxidative Properties of Tocotrienol-rich Fraction (TRF) Supplementation in High Fat-fed Rats

  • Choi, Young-Min (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Jun-Soo (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chungbuk National University)
  • Published : 2009.12.31


In this study, we investigated a dose-dependent hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) from grape seeds. After induction of hyperlipidemia for 4 weeks, rats were supplemented with different dose (5, 25, and 50 mg/kg BW/day) of TRF for 1 week. Oral administration of TRF (50 mg/kg BW/day) decreased the plasma triglyceride (TG, 162.6 mg/dL), total cholesterol (TC, 83.7 mg/dL), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C, 20.3 mg/dL), malondialdehyde contents (MDA, 3.3 nmol/dL), and atherogenic index (AI, 2.0) compare to high-fat diet group. These data suggest that TRF supplementation has significant health benefits through the modulation of physiological functions that include various atherogenic lipid profiles and antioxidative status in hyperlipidemia.


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