Affiliations 

  • 1 Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Kuantan, Malaysia
  • 2 Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Kuantan, Malaysia. abumaisarah@iium.edu.my
  • 3 Integrated Centre for Research Animal Care and Use (ICRACU), International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Kuantan, Malaysia
  • 4 Kulliyyah of Dentistry, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Kuantan, Malaysia
  • 5 Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Kuantan, Malaysia
  • 6 Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuantan Campus, Kuantan, Malaysia
  • 7 Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), 93050, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Eur J Nutr, 2016 Jun;55(4):1435-44.
PMID: 26091909 DOI: 10.1007/s00394-015-0961-7

Abstract

PURPOSE: The consequence of the increased demand due to the population expansion has put tremendous pressure on the natural supply of fruits. Hence, there is an unprecedented growing interest in the exploration of the potentials of underutilized fruits as alternatives to the commercially available fruits. Baccaurea angulata is an underutilized fruit widely distributed in Borneo Island of Malaysia. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of B. angulata whole fruit (WF), skin (SK) and pulp (PL) juices on malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and antioxidant enzymes in rabbits fed high-cholesterol diet.

METHODS: Thirty-six male rabbits of New Zealand strain were randomly assigned to six groups. Rabbits were fed either a standard pellet (group NC) or a high-cholesterol diet (groups HC, PC, WF, SK and PL). Groups WF, SK and PL were also given 1 ml/kg/day B. angulata WF, SK and PL juices, respectively.

RESULTS: Baccaurea angulata had high antioxidant activities. The administration of the various juices significantly reduced (p 

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