Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
Black pepper/Nutrient Depletions:
- GlucoseGlucose: In alloxan-induced diabetic animals, an aqueous extract of black pepper seeds resulted in a lowering of blood sugar (44). In animal study, piperine lowered the serum levels of glucose (106).
- LipidsLipids: In animals, piperine reduced plasma lipids and lipoproteins levels, increased levels of HDL-cholesterol, and improved levels of apo A-1 and apo B (43; 44) and inhibited acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) activity (209; 210).
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