Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of barberry juice (BJ) on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM).
Methods: 46 diabetic Patients were randomly allocated to either the BJ group (n = 23) who consumed 200 ml of BJ daily for eight weeks, or the control group (n = 23) with no intervention. At the baseline and the end of 8-week intervention, blood pressure and biochemical markers were measured.
Results: forty-two Patients completed the study. After intervention systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) Total Cholesterol significantly decreased (P < 0.05 for treatment effect) also Triglyceride (TG) decrease significantly in BJ group. Paraoxonase-1(PON1) concentrations significantly increased in Bj group and have a significant difference (P < 0.0001 for treatment effect) compared with control group.
Conclusions: This study revealed that BJ might decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases in patients with diabetes.
Keywords: Barberry; Metabolic factor; Oxidative stress; Type 2 diabetes.
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