Article thumbnail

Effect of the consumption on buriti oil on the metabolism of rats induced by iron overload

By Jailane de Souza Aquino, Renata Leite Tavares, Larissa de Brito Medeiros, Camila Cândida de Lima Martins, Débora Catarine Nepomuceno de Pontes Pessoa and Tânia Lúcia Montenegro Stamford


Objectives To compare the effect of the consumption of buriti oil and soybean oil on the metabolism of rats under stress induced by iron overload.Materials and methods A total of 28 rats were randomized into control groups who consumed diet added of soybean (CS) or buriti oil (CB) and gavage with saline and two experimental groups who consumed diet added of soybean (ES) or buriti oil (EB) and daily gavage with iron II sulfate as stress inducer. The fatty acid profile of diets was analyzed. Body weight and diet consumption were evaluated every two days. The lipid profile and liver weight of animals were evaluated at the end of the experiment.Results Diet added of soybean oil showed higher percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (45.6%) and diet with buriti oil was rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (66.9%). There were no differences in food intake, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol among groups (p > 0.05). However, animals fed with diet supplemented with buriti oil showed intermediate triglyceride levels (CB: 65 mg/dL; EB: 68.7 mg/dL) compared to ES group (102.5 mg/dL). The liver of rats from the CS group had higher weight (2.06 ± 0.2 g) compared to the CB group (1.56 ± 0.1 g).Conclusion Buriti oil consumption was able to minimize some changes related to iron overload

Topics: Iron overload, oxidative stress, vegetable oils, Wistar rats, Medicine, R, Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology, RC648-665
Publisher: Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1590/2359-3997000000105
OAI identifier:
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • (external link)
  • (external link)
  • (external link)

  • To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.

    Suggested articles