Skip to content

Ginger ameliorates fructose-induced Fatty liver and hypertriglyceridemia

December 4, 2012

Ginger has been demonstrated to lower triglycerides or fats but its mechanisms remain unclear. Recent evidence has suggested that Fructose overconsumption is associated with increase in fat deposit. In this study by Gao et al found that extracts of ginger (in an animal study) over 5 weeks reversed liquid fructose-induced increase in plasma triglyceride and glucose concentrations and hepatic triglyceride content.

http://www.innorbit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ginger.jpg

Hypertriglyceridemia (hTG), a condition in which triglyceride levels are elevated, is a common disorder in the United States. It is often caused or exacerbated by uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, obesity, and sedentary habits, all of which are more prevalent in industrialized societies than in developing nations. In epidemiologic and interventional studies, hypertriglyceridemia is a risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). Medscape

The study suggests that Ginger can ameliorate fructose-induced fatty liver and hypertriglyceridemia. They suggest that this modulation occurs due to the hepatic ChREBP-mediated pathway.

Ginger is a key spice used in the healthy natural drinks from The Wise Herb Company.

About these ads
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 57 other followers

%d bloggers like this: