Abstract Title:

Effect of oral curcumin administration on serum peroxides and cholesterol levels in human volunteers.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1992 Oct;36(4):273-5. PMID: 1291482

Abstract Author(s):

K B Soni, R Kuttan

Article Affiliation:

Amala Cancer Research Centre, Amala Nagar, Trichur.

Abstract:

The effect of curcumin administration in reducing the serum levels of cholesterol and lipid peroxides was studied in ten healthy human volunteers, receiving 500 mg of curcumin per day for 7 days. A significant decrease in the level of serum lipid peroxides (33%), increase in HDL Cholesterol (29%), and a decrease in total serum cholesterol (11.63%) were noted. As curcumin reduced serum lipid peroxides and serum cholesterol, the study of curcumin as a chemopreventive substance against arterial diseases is suggested.

Study Type : Human Study

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