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- Cholesterol-lowering effect of whole lupin (Lupinus albus) seed and its protein isolate
- Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Predilecta Foods (Sao Lourenco do Turvo, SP, Brazil)
- Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
- Programa de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Científico da Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas da UNESP (PADC)
- This study describes the hypocholesterolaemic effect of whole lupin and its protein in hamsters. The diets were: casein (control group HC), lupin protein isolate (group HPI) and whole lupin seed (group HWS). Diets from HPI and HWS promoted a significant reduction of total cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol in the hamsters' plasma as compared with HC. The true digestibility of HPI and HC groups were similar and differed significantly from the HWS one, which in turn showed a significant difference in total sterol excretion as compared to the former groups. Histological analysis of the liver revealed that animals fed on HPI and HWS diets presented a low level of steatosis (level 1) as compared to the ones fed on HC diet (level 4). Our findings demonstrate that protein isolate from Lupinus albus from Brazil has a metabolic effect on endogenous cholesterol metabolism and a protector effect on development of hepatic steatosis. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Food Chemistry. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 132, n. 3, p. 1521-1526, 2012.
- Elsevier B.V.
- Lupinus albus
- Protein isolate
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