Effects of ellagitannin-rich berries on blood lipids, gut microbiota, and urolithin production in human subjects with symptoms of metabolic syndrome

Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä (Corresponding Author), Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, M. Kankainen, Johanna Maukonen, R. Törrönen, M. Kolehmainen, T. Leppänen, E. Moilanen, Liisa Nohynek, Anna-Maija Aura, Kaisa Poutanen, F.A. Tómas-Barberán, J.C. Espín, Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey

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    Abstract

    Ellagitannins are polyphenols abundant in strawberries, raspberries, and cloudberries. The effects of a mixture of these berries were studied in a randomized controlled trial with subjects having symptoms of metabolic syndrome. The study focused on serum lipid profiles, gut microbiota, and ellagitannin metabolites. The results indicate that bioavailability of ellagitannins appears to be dependent on the composition of gut microbiota.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2258-2263
    Number of pages5
    JournalMolecular Nutrition and Food Research
    Volume57
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Clinical trial
    • Ellagitannin-rich berries
    • Lipidomics
    • Microbiological profiling
    • Urolithins

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