Abstract Title:

Curcumin Supplementation Decreases Intestinal Adiposity Accumulation, Serum Cholesterol Alterations, and Oxidative Stress in Ovariectomized Rats.

Abstract Source:

Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2016 ;2016:5719291. Epub 2015 Nov 23. PMID: 26640615

Abstract Author(s):

Maurilio da Silva Morrone, Carlos Eduardo Schnorr, Guilherme Antônio Behr, Juciano Gasparotto, Rafael Calixto Bortolin, Katia da Boit Martinello, Bernardo Saldanha Henkin, Thallita Kelly Rabello, Alfeu Zanotto-Filho, Daniel Pens Gelain, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira

Article Affiliation:

Maurilio da Silva Morrone


The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of curcumin oral supplementation (50 and 100 mg/Kg/day, for 30 days) in circumventing menopause-associated oxidative stress and lipid profile dysfunctions in a rat ovariectomy (OVX) model. Female Wistar rats were operated and randomly divided into either sham-operated or OVX groups. Sham-operated group (n = 8) and one OVX group (n = 11) were treated with vehicle (refined olive oil), and the other two OVX groups received curcumin at 50 or 100 mg/Kg/day doses (n = 8/group). OVX vehicle-treated animals presented a higher deposition of intestinal adipose tissue as well as increased serum levels of IL-6, LDL, and total cholesterol when compared to sham-operated rats. In addition, several oxidative stress markers in serum, blood, and liver (such as TBARS, carbonyl, reduced-sulphydryl, and nonenzymatic antioxidant defenses) were altered toward a prooxidant status by OVX. Interestingly, curcumin supplementation attenuated most of these parameters to sham comparable values. Thus, the herein presented results show that curcumin may be useful to ameliorate lipid metabolism alterations and oxidative damage associated with hormone deprivation in menopause.

Study Type : Animal Study

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