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Lipodystrophies are rare acquired and genetic disorders characterized by the complete or partial absence of body fat with a line of metabolic disorders. Previous studies demonstrated that dietary conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) induces hepatic steatosis and hyperinsulinemia through the drastic reduction of adipocytokine levels due to a paucity of adipose(More)
The effects of blueberry leaf (BBL) on lipid metabolism were studied in obese rats. Feeding of BBL lowered levels of serum lipids and C-reactive protein and alleviated hepatic triglyceride accumulation in the rats. The hypolipidemic effect might be attributable to a reduction of lipogenesis and enhancement of lipolysis in the liver. These results suggest(More)
We investigated the effect of short-term feeding of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on adipose tissue weights, liver weight, hepatic lipid metabolism, and serum lipoprotein profiles in C57BL/6J mice. Mice were fed semi-synthetic diets containing either 6%, high-linoleic safflower oil (HL-SAF) or 4% HL-SAF+2% CLA for 1 wk. Short-term feeding of CLA showed an(More)
The hypotensive effects of Vaccinium ashei reade (blueberry) leaves were studied in vitro and in vivo. Blueberry leaf showed a strong inhibitory effect on angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in vitro. Additionally, feeding of blueberry leaf suppressed the development of essential hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats in vivo. These results(More)
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