Antioxidative effects of curcumin in liver

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Phospholipid hydroperoxides (PLOOH) level in the blood and liver of mice were measured after dietary supplementation for one week with a curcumin extract. A lower PLOOH level was found in the blood of the curcumn extract-fed mice (65-74% less than of the non-supplemented control mice). The liver lipid peroxidizability induced with iron was effectively suppressed by dietary supplementation with the curcumin extract to mice. While there was no difference in the blood lipids, the liver triglyceride concentration of the curcumin extracted mice was markedly reduced to one-half of the level in the control mice. This suggests that curcumin extract could act antioxidatively by food supplementation, and that curcumin has the ability to prevent the deposition of triglycerides in the liver.

BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 1999, Vol 63, Iss 12, pp 2118-2122

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