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The Role Of Fisetin For Heart Health
- Mar 01, 2021 -

Cholesterol

Fisetin reduced high total and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in rats fed a high-fat diet. In diabetic rats, it doubled HDL levels and cut LDL cholesterol levels in half. A cell study hinted that fisetin reduces cholesterol by causing more of it to be released in the bile.

Cell studies show that fisetin prevents immune cells called macrophages from oxidizing and ingesting LDL cholesterol. When macrophages ingest oxidized LDL, they create fatty plaques that harden the arteries and cause heart disease.

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Circulation and Blood Pressure

In rats, fisetin improved poor blood flow caused by a high-fat die.

Test-tube experiments reveal that fisetin helps relax and dilate blood vessels, which helps improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure.

Heart Protection

Fisetin protected heart cells from oxidative stress and improved heart function in rats with abnormal thickening of the walls of the heart.

It also protected heart tissue and mitochondrial function from damage due to a heart attack in rats.


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