Intake of fruit and leaves of sweet cherry beneficially affects lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and inflammation in Wistar rats fed with high fat-cholesterol diet
Kinga Dziadek , Aneta Kopeć , Ewa Piątkowska
AbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the effect of an addition of sweet cherry fruit or leaves (unexplored until now) to high fat-cholesterol (HFC) diet on selected biochemical parameters and expression of genes involved in fatty acid metabolism in male Wistar rats. The addition of sweet cherry fruit and leaves to HFC diet resulted in decrease in body gain, improvement of the liver function as well as reduction of oxidative stress and inflammation. Additionally, fruit and leaves had a beneficial impact on lipid metabolism, thereby reducing lipid accumulation in liver and improving lipid profile in the serum. These effects result from the regulation of expression of fatty acid synthesis and oxidation-related genes. It can be summarized that not only fruit of sweet cherry but also leaves, may have a potential application in the fight against non-communicable diseases, especially obesity and cardiovascular diseases.
|Journal series||Journal of Functional Foods, ISSN 1756-4646, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Sweet cherry fruit, sweet cherry leaves, High fat-cholesterol diet, Lipid metabolism genes, Antioxidant enzymes, Inflammation markers|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|Publication indicators||= 1; : 2018 = 1.217; : 2018 = 3.197 (2) - 2018=3.833 (5)|
|Citation count*||3 (2020-03-28)|
|Finansowanie||This study was financed by the National Science Centre, Poland (Grant no. 2015/17/N/NZ9/01136).|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.