Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 11, Issue 3&4,2013
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Inhibitory effect of chitosan on oxidative damage in rats fed with high-fat diet


ShaoYi She 1, WeiJuan Liu 2, YingKai Hong 1, Tong Li 3*

Recieved Date: 2013-05-22, Accepted Date: 2013-10-30


Chitosan is a polysaccharide that is known to have important functional properties in many areas but its applications as functional food are restricted due to poor absorption. Chitosan treatment had significantly decreased blood lipid levels. Administration of chitosan significantly decreased oxidative damage in rats when compared to the control. It can be concluded that chitosan is beneficial for the hepatic detoxification.


HF, chitosan, antioxidant, blood lipid, SOD

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2013
Volume: 11
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 526-529

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