Bamboo culm extract supplementation elevates HDL-cholesterol and ameliorates oxidative stress in C57BL/6 mice fed atherogenic diet.

@article{Lee2008BambooCE,
  title={Bamboo culm extract supplementation elevates HDL-cholesterol and ameliorates oxidative stress in C57BL/6 mice fed atherogenic diet.},
  author={M J Lee and Mi-jeong Kim and Youngsun Song and Yeong-Ok Song and Gap-Soon Moon},
  journal={Journal of medicinal food},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={69-77}
}
Previously, we reported that bamboo culms possess a stronger antioxidative capacity than bamboo leaves in vitro. In this study, we investigated whether bamboo culm extract (BCE) supplementation ameliorates oxidative stress and hepatic nuclear factor kappaB (NF kappa B) activation in C57BL/6 mice fed an atherogenic diet. In addition, the effect of BCE supplementation on plasma lipid levels of the animals was tested. The mice were randomly assigned to a normal diet, an atherogenic diet (control… CONTINUE READING