Effects of daily ingestion of chilli on serum lipoprotein oxidation in adult men and women

  title={Effects of daily ingestion of chilli on serum lipoprotein oxidation in adult men and women},
  author={Kiran D K Ahuja and Madeleine J. Ball},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  pages={239 - 242}
  • K. AhujaM. Ball
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Nutrition
Laboratory studies have shown that the resistance of isolated LDL-cholesterol or linoleic acid to oxidation is increased in incubations with chilli extracts or capsaicin – the active ingredient of chilli. It is unknown if these in vitro antioxidative effects also occur in the serum of individuals eating chilli regularly. The present study investigated the effects of regular consumption of chilli on in vitro serum lipoprotein oxidation and total antioxidant status (TAS) in healthy adult men and… 

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