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The effect of Cistus incanus herbal tea supplementation on oxidative stress markers and lipid profile in healthy adults

Agnieszka Kuchta, Agnieszka Konopacka, Krzysztof Waleron, Agnieszka Viapiana, Marek Wesołowski, Kamil Dąbkowski, Agnieszka Ćwiklińska, Agnieszka Mickiewicz, Anna Śledzińska, Ewa Wieczorek, Anna Gliwińska, Barbara Kortas-Stempak, Maciej Jankowski
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2019.0028
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Pubmed: 30912576

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Background: Oxidative stress and dyslipidemia play a critical role in the development of cardiovascular disease. Regular intake of polyphenol-rich diets is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Methods: The present study was a pilot study with 24 healthy volunteers and was designed to determine if a 12-week administration of Cistus incanus herbal tea, containing phenolic acids and flavonoids, reduces cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia in healthy adults. Phenolic compounds profile and antibacterial activity of Cistus incanus infusion were also measured.

Results: Herbal infusion led to improvement in lipid profile by increase (D4%, p = 0.033) high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration and decrease triglyceride (D14%, p = 0.013) concentrations. In addition, the Cistus incanus diet was associated with decreased serum concentrations of malondialdehyde (D16%, p < 0.01) and advanced oxidation protein products (D18%, p < 0.001).

Conclusions: Cistus incanus administration decreases cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia and this action supports the idea of using Cistus incanus tea on a daily basis as an effective dietary component for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Abstract

Background: Oxidative stress and dyslipidemia play a critical role in the development of cardiovascular disease. Regular intake of polyphenol-rich diets is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Methods: The present study was a pilot study with 24 healthy volunteers and was designed to determine if a 12-week administration of Cistus incanus herbal tea, containing phenolic acids and flavonoids, reduces cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia in healthy adults. Phenolic compounds profile and antibacterial activity of Cistus incanus infusion were also measured.

Results: Herbal infusion led to improvement in lipid profile by increase (D4%, p = 0.033) high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration and decrease triglyceride (D14%, p = 0.013) concentrations. In addition, the Cistus incanus diet was associated with decreased serum concentrations of malondialdehyde (D16%, p < 0.01) and advanced oxidation protein products (D18%, p < 0.001).

Conclusions: Cistus incanus administration decreases cardiovascular risk factors including oxidative stress and dyslipidemia and this action supports the idea of using Cistus incanus tea on a daily basis as an effective dietary component for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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Cistus incanus, lipid profile, oxidative stress markers

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The effect of Cistus incanus herbal tea supplementation on oxidative stress markers and lipid profile in healthy adults

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Cardiology Journal

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Ahead of print

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Research paper

Published online

2019-03-08

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2019.0028

Pubmed

30912576

Keywords

Cistus incanus
lipid profile
oxidative stress markers

Authors

Agnieszka Kuchta
Agnieszka Konopacka
Krzysztof Waleron
Agnieszka Viapiana
Marek Wesołowski
Kamil Dąbkowski
Agnieszka Ćwiklińska
Agnieszka Mickiewicz
Anna Śledzińska
Ewa Wieczorek
Anna Gliwińska
Barbara Kortas-Stempak
Maciej Jankowski

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