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The efficacy of Nopales (Opuntia Spp) on Lipoprotein Profile and Oxidative Stress among Moderately Hypercholesterolemic Adults


Abstract Background: Evidence about the purported hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of nopales (prickly pear cactus pads) is limited. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of nopales for improving cardiometabolic risk factors and oxidative stress, compared to control, in adults with hypercholesterolemia. Design: In a randomized crossover trial, participants were assigned to a 2-wk intervention with 2 cups/day of nopales or cucumbers (control), with a 2 to 3-wk washout period. The study included 16 adults (5 male; 46±14 y; BMI = 31.4±5.7 kg/m2) with moderate hypercholesterolemia (low density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-c] = 137±21 mg/dL), but otherwise healthy. Main outcomes measured included: dietary intake (energy, macronutrients and micronutri... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Pereira Pignotti, Giselle A. (Author) / Vega-López, Sonia (Advisor) / Gaesser, Glenn (Committee member) / Keller, Colleen (Committee member) / Shaibi, Gabriel (Committee member) / Sweazea, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / cardiovascular / hypercholesterolemia / lipoprotein / nopales / oxidative stress
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 176 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Nutrition 2013
Collaborating Institutions ASU Graduate College / ASU Libraries
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