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Cholesterol
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 890262, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/890262
Clinical Study

The Effects of Unripe Grape Juice on Lipid Profile Improvement

1Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2Cardiovascular Research Center, Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3Metabolic Disease Research Center, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

Received 2 April 2012; Revised 11 July 2012; Accepted 31 July 2012

Academic Editor: Christoph H. Saely

Copyright © 2012 Mohammad Javad ZibaeeNezhad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. Consumption of unripe grape juice (verjuice) has been portrayed by the traditional belief, as a means of combating dyslipidemia. We aimed to evaluate the effects of unripe grape juice consumption on lipid profile in healthy human volunteers. Methods. We asked 42 enrolled volunteers to drink 10 cc of verjuice within 30 minutes to 2 hours after lunch and 10 cc of it after dinner. After taking 120 doses of verjuice, another fasting lipid profile was obtained from each participant. The statistical analysis was performed by SPSS 13 software. Results. After analysis of the data, the mean ± standard deviation for all the variables was obtained. Among those improvement of HDL-C was significant after the trial ( 𝑃 v a l u e < 0 . 0 0 1 ). TG, TC, and LDL improvement were not significant. Conclusion. Our study declared that verjuice has a dramatic effect on improving HDL-C level of serum but no any other lipid improvement effect was obtained.