Antioxidant Rich Potato Improves Arterial Stiffness in Healthy Adults

Tsang, Catherine, Fadeel, Smail, Suzana, Almoosawi, Gordon, McDougall and Emad, Al-Dujaili (2018) Antioxidant Rich Potato Improves Arterial Stiffness in Healthy Adults. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 73 (3). pp. 203-208. ISSN 0921-9668

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Arterial stiffness is an emerging risk factor for cardiovascular disease and dietary anthocyanins may be important in mediating vascular tone. The present study investigated the effect of consumption of an anthocyanin-rich potato, Purple Majesty on arterial stiffness measured as pulse wave velocity in 14 healthy male and female adults. Participants consumed 200 g/day of cooked purple potato containing 288 mg anthocyanins, or a white potato containing negligible anthocyanins for 14 days, separated by a 7-day washout period. Non-invasive assessment of vascular tone by pulse wave velocity was determined in addition to systolic and diastolic blood pressure, high-density lipoproteins, low-density lipoproteins, triglycerides, glucose, insulin and C-reactive protein. Pulse wave velocity was significantly reduced (p = 0.001) following Purple Majesty consumption for 14-days. There were no significant changes with any other clinical parameter measured, and no changes following white potato consumption. The findings from this short-term study indicate a potential effect of Purple Majesty consumption on arterial stiffness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthocyanins, Polyphenols, Cardiovascular disease, Arterial stiffness, Pulse wave velocity
Subjects: D600 Food and Beverage studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Suzana Almoosawi
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 11:51
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 12:00

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