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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008 Jun;72(6):1619-22. Epub 2008 Jun 7.

Effect of Vaccinium ashei reade leaves on lipid metabolism in Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty rats.

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Department of Applied Biochemistry and Food Science, Saga University, 1 Honjo, Saga 840-8502, Japan.


The effects of blueberry leaf (BBL) on lipid metabolism were studied in obese rats. Feeding of BBL lowered levels of serum lipids and C-reactive protein and alleviated hepatic triglyceride accumulation in the rats. The hypolipidemic effect might be attributable to a reduction of lipogenesis and enhancement of lipolysis in the liver. These results suggest the use of blueberry leaf as a dietary hypolipidemic component.

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