Red-fleshed sweet orange juice appears to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome

In July 2015 researchers from Brazil published the results of their study to assess the effect of red orange juice, consumed for an 8-week period, on risk factors for metabolic syndrome.  Various clinical and laboratory assessments were made at the start and end of the study.  Results showed that levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol and C-reactive protein (an inflammatory marker) decreased, while the level of antioxidant activity increased. It was also seen that insulin resistance and systolic blood pressure were reduced in normal-weight individuals, whilst the diastolic blood pressure decreased in overweight individuals.

Silveira JQ et al. Red-fleshed sweet orange juice improves the risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2015;66(7):830-6

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