Efecto del aceite de sacha inchi (Plukenetia volúbilis L) sobre el perfil lipídico en pacientes con Hiperlipoproteinemia

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of sacha inchi oil (Plukenetia volúbilis L) on the lipid profile of patients with Hyperlipoproteinemia

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Abstract

We performed a pilot, experimental, open study in order to know the effect, effective dosage and secondary effects of sacha inchi ́s (Plukenetia volúbilis L) oil on the lipid profiles of patients with hypercholesterolemia. We included 24 patients of ages 35 to 75, to whom we measured total cholesterol (TC), HDL, triglycerides (Tg), glucose (G), non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) and insulin (I) levels in blood, then we randomized them to receive sacha inchi oil orally 5 ml or 10 ml of a suspension of sacha inchi oil (2gr/5ml) for four months. The oil intake produced a decrease in the mean values of TC, and NEFA, and a rise in HDL in both subgroups. The subgroup receiving 10 ml was associated to an increase in the insulin levels. Sacha inchi oil appears to have beneficial effects on the lipid profile of patients with dyslipidemia, but their efficacy and security should be evaluated in randomized clinical trials.

Translated title of the contributionEffect of sacha inchi oil (Plukenetia volúbilis L) on the lipid profile of patients with Hyperlipoproteinemia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)628-632
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume28
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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