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An Acad Bras Cienc. 2016 May 13;88(2):933-40. doi: 10.1590/0001-3765201620150302.

The effects of coconut oil supplementation on the body composition and lipid profile of rats submitted to physical exercise.

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Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso/ UFMT, Campus Universitário do Araguaia, Av. Universitária, 3500, 78698-000 Pontal do Araguaia, MT, Brasil, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Pontal do Araguaia MT , Brasil.
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Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Laboratório de Fisiologia de Sistemas e Toxicologia Reprodutiva, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso/ UFMT, Campus Universitário do Araguaia, Av. Valdon Varjão, 6390, 78600-000 Barra do Garças, MT, Brasil, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Barra do Garças MT , Brasil.

Abstract

This study aims to verify the effects of coconut oil supplementation (COS) in the body composition and lipid profile of rats submitted to physical exercise. The animals (n=6 per group) were randomly assigned to: G1=Sedentary and Non-supplemented (Control Group), G2=Sedentary and Supplemented, G3=Exercised and Non-supplemented and G4=Exercised and Supplemented. The COS protocol used was 3 mL/Kg of body mass by gavage for 28 days. The physical exercise was the vertical jumping training for 28 days. It was determined the body mass parameters, Lee Index, blood glucose and lipid profile. The COS did not interfere with body mass, but the lean body mass was lower in G3 compared to G2. The final Lee Index classified G1 and G2 as obese (>30g/cm). The lipid profile showed total cholesterol was decreased in G3, LDL-c concentration was decreased in G2, triglycerides, VLDL-c and HDL-c concentrations were increased in G2 and G4 in relation to G1 and G3. The COS decreased LDL-c/HDL-c ratio. In conclusion, the COS associated or not to physical exercise worsen others lipid parameters, like triglycerides and VLDL-c level, showing the care with the use of lipid supplements.

PMID:
27192196
DOI:
10.1590/0001-3765201620150302
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