Effects Of Mate Tea (Ilex Paraguariensis) Ingestion On MRNA Expression Of Antioxidant Enzymes, Lipid Peroxidation, And Total Antioxidant Status In Healthy Young Women
Notes for this study:
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15 otherwise healthy and nonobese females were recruited and fed 5g of instantized mate tea in 500mL cold water daily for 7 days. Blood measurements were taken upon starting and ending the protocol, and dietary restrictions were in place to minimize confounds.
Gene expression of superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and catalase were increased. HDL cholesterol was significantly protected by oxidation, as a time delay existed when forcing oxidation to HDL molecules after yerba mate ingestion (acutely by 17%, and after a week by 37%; percentages based on TBARS after 1 hour)
A significant decrease in energy intake was recorded, although not intentional, after 15 days supplementation.