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Effects of Onion Peel Extracts on Blood Circulation in Male Smokers

양파껍질추출물의 섭취가 남성 흡연자의 혈행개선에 미치는 효과

  • 이혜진 (창원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이경혜 (창원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 차용준 (창원대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 박은주 (경남대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 신민정 (고려대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2010.09.14
  • Accepted : 2010.11.02
  • Published : 2010.12.31

Abstract

A controlled and double blinded trial was performed to evaluate the effects of OPE supplementation on blood circulation in healthy male smokers. The study population consisted of 92 healthy male smokers aged $44.4{\pm}7.8$ years. The supplement group (n=49) received OPE containing 100 mg quercetin/day for 10 weeks, while the control group (n=43) received placebo powders. The prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time increased significantly after OPE consumption, indicating the attenuated blood clot formation by OPE. In conclusion, these results indicate that the daily consumption of OPE (containing 100 mg quercetin) for 10 weeks exerts significant health benefits through the modulation of physiological functions including the blood circulation in male smokers.

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