Apple consumption has been associated with hypolipidemic effects, with reductions in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL cholesterol in animal models.
To determine the effects of apple consumption on circulating lipids, vascular function, and other CVD risk markers researchers conducted a randomized, controlled, crossover, intervention study.
In this 8-wk dietary intervention study, scientists examined the hypothesis that the supplementation of the habitual diet of 40 healthy mildly hypercholesterolemic subjects with 2 fresh WAs (Renetta Canada) daily for 8 wk would result in TC reduction and beneficial effects on vascular function and other markers of CVD, compared with a sugar-matched apple control beverage (CB).
Renetta Canada is an apple variety rich in PAs and dihydrochalcones and was previously shown to possess beneficial effects on gut microbiota composition and activity in vitro.
Data showed beneficial hypocholesterolemic and vascular effects of the daily consumption of PA-rich apples by mildly hypercholesterolemic individuals.
Washing apples with sodium bicarbonate to remove pesticide residue (2019-07-22)
Six ancient apple varieties and a commercial apple have been studied monitoring their polyphenolic profiles (2017-05-12)
For more information
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Two apples a day lower serum cholesterol and improve cardiometabolic biomarkers in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial
Edmund Mach Foundation of San Michele all’Adige
University of Trento
C3A – Center Agriculture Food Environment
University of Reading
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