Journal article

Consumption of raw brown onions variably modulate plasma lipid profile and lipoprotein oxidation in pigs fed a high-fat diet

NK Gabler, E Ostrowska, SJ Sterling, RB Jones, BG Tatham, DR Eagling, M Jois, FR Dunshea

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

This study was undertaken to determine the effects of two commercially available brown onion varieties, 'Cavalier' and 'Destiny', supplemented at two different levels, on blood lipid and oxidative status using the pig as a model. Twenty-five female cross-bred pigs were allocated to one of five dietary treatments that consisted of a high-fat control diet with no onion added, a low onion dose of 10 g onion MJ(-1) DE and a high dose of 25 g onion MJ(-1) DE for each variety of onion. Supplementation with 'Destiny' onion resulted in a 21% (p < 0.05) reduction in the averaged fasted and postprandial plasma triacylglyceride (TG) measurements taken over the six-week period in comparison with the con..

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