Supplementation with lupeol (0.67 g·kg -1) of the AIN- 93M-based diet fed for 7 weeks to stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats caused significantly decreased blood pressure as compared with a control group. Urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine was significantly lower in the lupeol group. Finally, lupeol suppressed the hepatic mRNA expression levels of the genes involved in triglyceride and cholesterol synthesis.
- Blood pressure
- Lipid metabolism
- Stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat