The effect on lipid profiles after supplementation of cranberry seed oil
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of supplementing cranberry seed oil to a population who had borderline high to high total blood cholesterol levels (>200 mg/dl). A total of 19 participants completed this research study. The experimental group consumed cranberry seed oil daily for eight weeks. The control group consumed canola oil daily for eight weeks. At weeks one, four, and eight a lipid profile test was conducted on each subject. A decrease of 5.7 mg/dl in total cholesterol occurred in the experimental group after just four weeks, with an increase of 4 mg/dl in HDL. These results warrant further research into the in vivo effects of cranberry seed oil supplementation.