Nemes, A., R. Homoki, J., Kiss, R., Stündl, L., & Remenyik, J. (2018). Effect of anthocyanin-rich Hungarian tart cherry extract on blood antioxidant status in C57BL/6J mice. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (150), 335–341. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/150/1728
In this study male C57BL/6J (B6) mice were used to determine the possible effects of our Hungarian tart cherry extract in a chronic obesity mouse model on antioxidant capacity.
The control group received standard mouse chow, the high fat control group was switched to high fat diet and tap water supplemented with 5% sucrose. The high fat+anthocyanin group received the high fat and sucrose diet, but dissolved in the drinking water they received anthocyanin-rich tart cherry extract. After six weeks, the antioxidant capacity and SOD activity were measured. Antioxidant capacity was decreased with a significant elevation of SOD activity. The tart cherry extract made a significant enhancement in antioxidant capacity and SOD activity. Our results show that chronic anthocyanin intake has a potential to enhance redox status associated with obesity.