Dimple Aggarwal

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To evaluate the effects of grape polyphenols on plasma lipids, inflammatory cytokines, and oxidative stress, 24 pre- and 20 postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to consume 36 g of a lyophilized grape powder (LGP) or a placebo for 4 wk. The LGP consisted of 92% carbohydrate and was rich in flavans, anthocyanins, quercetin, myricetin, kaempferol, and(More)
BACKGROUND Microsomal transfer protein inhibitors (MTPi) have the potential to be used as a drug to lower plasma lipids, mainly plasma triglycerides (TG). However, studies with animal models have indicated that MTPi treatment results in the accumulation of hepatic TG. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether JTT-130, a unique MTPi, targeted to the(More)
We previously evaluated the responses to dietary cholesterol in children and young adults. In this study, the effects of dietary cholesterol on plasma lipids and LDL atherogenicity were evaluated in 42 elderly subjects (29 postmenopausal women and 13 men > 60 y old). Our exclusion criteria were diabetes, heart disease, and the use of reductase inhibitors.(More)
This study was designed to define some of the mechanisms by which rapamycin (RAPA), an mTOR inhibitor, induces hypertriglyceridemia when used as an immunosuppressive or antiproliferative agent and to determine whether low doses result in less undesirable side effects. Thirty male guinea pigs (n=10 per group) were randomly assigned to control (no RAPA),(More)
HMG-CoA reductase and the LDL receptor are ubiquitously expressed in major tissues. Since the liver plays a major role in regulating circulating LDL, it is usually of interest to measure the effects of drug or dietary interventions on these proteins in liver. In humans, peripheral blood mononuclear cells have been used as a surrogate for liver to assess(More)
To investigate whether the high prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) and type II diabetes prevalent in Northern Mexico could be related to the presence at a young age of biomarkers for chronic disease, 25 boys and 29 girls (8-12 y old) from a low socioeconomic group were recruited. Plasma lipids, LDL phenotype, apolipoproteins (apos), glucose, and(More)
We conducted a randomized, double blind, crossover, placebo-controlled study to determine the effects of a combination therapy including plant sterols (PS) and psyllium (PSY), provided via cookies, on plasma lipids and on the size and subfraction distribution of VLDL, LDL, and HDL. Thirty-three healthy free-living individuals (11 males and 22 females), aged(More)
The objective of this study was to determine whether dietary L-carnitine can influence the status of alpha-tocopherol, retinol and selected lipid parameters in aging ovariectomized rats, an animal model for the menopausal state. Fourteen Fisher-344 female rats 18 months old were acclimated for 4 weeks and ovarectomized. Seven rats per treatment were(More)
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