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Thaumatococcus daniellii Seed Improves Lipid Profile in Male Wistar Rats

PUBLISHED July 18, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2207p8763009)



Franklyn Iheagwam1 , Shalom Chinedu1 , Opeyemi Emiloju1 , Chisom Anichebem1 , Ositadinma Okolie1
  1. Covenant University

Conference / event

Experimental Biology, April 2017 (Chicago, IL, United States)

Poster summary

The effect of Thaumatococcus daniellii seed ethanol extract on lipid profile in male Wistar rats was assessed using standard methods. The extract decreased cholesterol, triglyceride, low-density cholesterol and increased high-density cholesterolin in the brain, heart, testes and plasma of the experimental animals. Hence Thaumatococcus daniellii seed may be further exploited for its hypolipidemic properties in management and treatment of diseases associated with obesity.


Thaumatococcus daniellii, Oxidative stress, Superoxide dismutase

Research areas

Agriculture, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biological Sciences


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Competing interests
None declared.
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Data sharing not applicable to this poster as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
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Copyright © 2022 Iheagwam et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Iheagwam, F., Chinedu, S., Emiloju, O., Anichebem, C., Okolie, O. Thaumatococcus daniellii Seed Improves Lipid Profile in Male Wistar Rats [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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