Title
Effect of sacha inchi oil (Plukenetia volúbilis L) on the lipid profile of patients with Hyperlipoproteinemia
Other title
[Efecto del aceite de sacha inchi (Plukenetia volúbilis L) sobre el perfil lipídico en pacientes con Hiperlipoproteinemia]
Date Issued
01 January 2011
Access level
metadata only access
Resource Type
journal article
Publisher(s)
Instituto Nacional de Salud
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.
Start page
628
End page
632
Volume
28
Issue
4
Language
English
OCDE Knowledge area
Salud pública, Salud ambiental Medicina integral, Medicina complementaria
Scopus EID
2-s2.0-84857079758
Source
Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
ISSN of the container
17264634
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