Flavonoids Improve Lipid and Glucose Metabolism in Dyslipidemic Overweight Subjects

Three‐arm, placebo‐controlled, randomized clinical trial evaluating the metabolic effect of a combined nutraceutical containing a bergamot standardized flavonoid extract in dyslipidemic overweight subjects

In Summary

A recent study has revealed the therapeutic benefits of flavonoids from bergamot fruits improve lipid and glucose metabolism in dyslipidemic overweight subjects. Dyslipidemic individuals have elevated levels of cholesterol and fats in their blood which increases their risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack. The flavonoids present in bergamot extracts lowered total cholesterol, systemic inflammation, and a myriad of other chemicals that pose health risks, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). This study provides evidence that the flavonoids present in bergamot extracts may benefit those suffering from high cholesterol by lowering their risk of stroke and heart attack.  

This article highlights the potential health benefits of flavonoids. Flavonoids are commonly found among cannabis plants and various other crops that are already produced at a commercial level. Flavonoids are extremely understudied when considering their known therapeutic potential as well as how cost efficient producing flavonoid-containing supplements would be. Extracts and diets containing elevated levels of flavonoids would be a simple and effective method of providing a myriad of health benefits into users everyday lives, which warrants further research and development. 

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Benjamin Caplan, MDFlavonoids Improve Lipid and Glucose Metabolism in Dyslipidemic Overweight Subjects