Effects of a New Combination of Medical Food on Endothelial Function and Lipid Profile in Dyslipidemic Subjects: A Pilot Randomized Trial

Francesco Landi, Emanuele Marzetti, Angelo Santoliquido, Riccardo Calvani, Domenico Arturo Nesci

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Abstract

Nutritional approaches to improve dyslipidemias have been recently developed, but evidences on different medical foods are often incomplete. The main aim of our study was to evaluate the effects on endothelial function, lipid profile, and glucose metabolism of two different combinations of nutraceuticals, first one containing Bergavit (200 mg Citrus bergamia), Omega-3 (400 mg), Crominex 3+ (10 mcg trivalent chromium), and red yeast rice (100 mg; 5 mg monacolin K) and second one containing red yeast rice (200 mg; 3 mg monacolin K), Berberine (500 mg), Astaxanthin (0.5 mg), folic acid (200 mcg), Coenzyme Q10 (2 mg), and Policosanol (10 mg). Fifty subjects affected by dyslipidemia not requiring statin treatment were enrolled in this randomized, blind, controlled trial and submitted to blood sampling for lipid and glucose profiles and instrumental evaluation of endothelial function before and after 6 weeks of treatment with nutraceuticals. Both nutraceutical combinations improved the lipid profile; the nutraceutical containing 5 mg of monacolin K, 200 mg of the extract Citrus bergamia, 400 mg of Omega-3, and 10 mcg of trivalent chromium entailed a significant improvement of endothelial function with enhanced cholesterol lowering effect. In conclusion, this study confirms the positive effect of functional food on lipid profile and endothelial function in absence of major undesirable effects.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
RivistaBioMed Research International
Volume2019
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Xanthophylls
  • Biological Products
  • Chromium
  • Citrus
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Dyslipidemias
  • Endothelial Cells
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3
  • Fatty Alcohols
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Lipids
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ubiquinone
  • Aged

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