Balsamic vinegar improves high fat-induced beta cell dysfunction via beta cell ABCA1

Hannah Seok, Ji Young Lee, Eun Mi Park, Se Eun Park, Jae Hyuk Lee, Seungtaek Lim, Byung Wan Lee, Eun Seok Kang, Hyun Chul Lee, Bong Soo Cha

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of balsamic vinegar on β-cell dysfunction. Methods: In this study, 28-week-old Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima Fatty (OLETF) rats were fed a normal chow diet or a highfat diet (HFD) and were provided with tap water or dilute balsamic vinegar for 4 weeks. Oral glucose tolerance tests and histopathological analyses were performed thereafter. Results: In rats fed both the both chow diet and the HFD, the rats given balsamic vinegar showed increased insulin staining in islets compared with tap water administered rats. Balsamic vinegar administration also increased β-cell ATP-binding cassette transporter subfamily A member 1 (ABCA1) expression in islets and decreased cholesterol levels. Conclusion: These findings provide the first evidence for an anti-diabetic effect of balsamic vinegar through improvement of β-cell function via increasing β-cell ABCA1 expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes and Metabolism Journal
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Seok, H., Lee, J. Y., Park, E. M., Park, S. E., Lee, J. H., Lim, S., Lee, B. W., Kang, E. S., Lee, H. C., & Cha, B. S. (2012). Balsamic vinegar improves high fat-induced beta cell dysfunction via beta cell ABCA1. Diabetes and Metabolism Journal, 36(4), 275-279. https://doi.org/10.4093/dmj.2012.36.4.275