Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Effects of pistachio nuts consumption on plasma lipid profile and oxidative status in healthy volunteers.
Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2006 Apr; 16(3):202-9.NM

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM

Effects of pistachio nuts consumption on plasma lipid profile and oxidative status were investigated in healthy volunteers with normal lipid levels.

METHODS AND RESULTS

The study was conducted in 24 healthy men and 20 healthy women. All subjects consumed their regular diets during a 1-week period. After this period, half of the subjects (12 men and 10 women, mean age 32.8 +/- 6.7 years) were randomized to a regular diet group and the other half (12 men and 10 women, mean age 33.4 +/- 7.2 years) were randomized to a pistachio group which involved substituting pistachio nuts for 20% of their daily caloric intake for 3 weeks. Plasma total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglyceride, malondialdehyde (MDA) and antioxidant potential (AOP) were measured before and after the dietary modification from all the subjects. After 3 weeks, with the pistachio diet, the mean plasma total cholesterol, MDA levels and, total cholesterol/HDL and LDL/HDL ratios were found to be significantly decreased (P < 0.05, P < 0.05, P < 0.001 and P < 0.01, respectively); on the contrary, HDL and AOP levels, and AOP/MDA ratios were significantly increased (P < 0.001, P < 0.05 and P < 0.01, respectively). Triglyceride and LDL levels also decreased but this was not statistically significant (P > 0.05).

CONCLUSION

These results indicated that consumption of pistachio nuts decreased oxidative stress, and improved total cholesterol and HDL levels in healthy volunteers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey. kocyigit30@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16580587

Citation

Kocyigit, A, et al. "Effects of Pistachio Nuts Consumption On Plasma Lipid Profile and Oxidative Status in Healthy Volunteers." Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD, vol. 16, no. 3, 2006, pp. 202-9.
Kocyigit A, Koylu AA, Keles H. Effects of pistachio nuts consumption on plasma lipid profile and oxidative status in healthy volunteers. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2006;16(3):202-9.
Kocyigit, A., Koylu, A. A., & Keles, H. (2006). Effects of pistachio nuts consumption on plasma lipid profile and oxidative status in healthy volunteers. Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD, 16(3), 202-9.
Kocyigit A, Koylu AA, Keles H. Effects of Pistachio Nuts Consumption On Plasma Lipid Profile and Oxidative Status in Healthy Volunteers. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2006;16(3):202-9. PubMed PMID: 16580587.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of pistachio nuts consumption on plasma lipid profile and oxidative status in healthy volunteers. AU - Kocyigit,A, AU - Koylu,A A, AU - Keles,H, Y1 - 2006/02/09/ PY - 2004/11/08/received PY - 2005/07/07/revised PY - 2005/08/05/accepted PY - 2006/4/4/pubmed PY - 2006/8/29/medline PY - 2006/4/4/entrez SP - 202 EP - 9 JF - Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD JO - Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis VL - 16 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND AND AIM: Effects of pistachio nuts consumption on plasma lipid profile and oxidative status were investigated in healthy volunteers with normal lipid levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study was conducted in 24 healthy men and 20 healthy women. All subjects consumed their regular diets during a 1-week period. After this period, half of the subjects (12 men and 10 women, mean age 32.8 +/- 6.7 years) were randomized to a regular diet group and the other half (12 men and 10 women, mean age 33.4 +/- 7.2 years) were randomized to a pistachio group which involved substituting pistachio nuts for 20% of their daily caloric intake for 3 weeks. Plasma total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglyceride, malondialdehyde (MDA) and antioxidant potential (AOP) were measured before and after the dietary modification from all the subjects. After 3 weeks, with the pistachio diet, the mean plasma total cholesterol, MDA levels and, total cholesterol/HDL and LDL/HDL ratios were found to be significantly decreased (P < 0.05, P < 0.05, P < 0.001 and P < 0.01, respectively); on the contrary, HDL and AOP levels, and AOP/MDA ratios were significantly increased (P < 0.001, P < 0.05 and P < 0.01, respectively). Triglyceride and LDL levels also decreased but this was not statistically significant (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: These results indicated that consumption of pistachio nuts decreased oxidative stress, and improved total cholesterol and HDL levels in healthy volunteers. SN - 0939-4753 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16580587/Effects_of_pistachio_nuts_consumption_on_plasma_lipid_profile_and_oxidative_status_in_healthy_volunteers_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0939-4753(05)00179-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -