Effects of kiwi consumption on plasma lipids, fibrinogen and insulin resistance in the context of a normal diet.

Auteur(s) :
Patino-Alonso MC., Recio-Rodriguez JI., Agudo-conde C., Gomez-Marcos MA., García-Ortiz L., Puigdomenech Puig E., Notario-Pacheco B., Mendizabal-Gallastegui N., de la Fuente Ade L., Otegui-Ilarduya L., Maderuelo-Fernandez JA., de Cabo Laso A.
Date :
Sep, 2015
Source(s) :
Nutrition journal. #14:1 p97
Adresse :
La Alamedilla Health Centre, Castilla and León Health Service-SACYL, redIAPP, IBSAL, Salamanca, Spain. donrecio@gmail.com.

Sommaire de l'article

Background and aims

Among fruits, kiwi is one of the richest in vitamins and polyphenols and has strong anti-oxidant effects. We aimed to analyze the relationship between the consumption of kiwi and plasma lipid values, fibrinogen, and insulin resistance in adults within the context of a normal diet and physical-activity.


Cross-sectional study. Participants (N = 1469), who were free of cardiovascular diseases, completed a visit, which included the collection of information concerning the participant’s usual diet and kiwi consumption using a previously validated, semi-quantitative, 137-item food-frequency-questionnaire. Fasting laboratory determinations included plasma lipids, fibrinogen and insulin resistance. Regular physical-activity was determined using accelerometry.


Consumers of at least 1 kiwi/week presented higher plasma values of HDL-cholesterol (mean difference 4.50 [95 % CI: 2.63 to 6.36]) and lower triglyceride values (mean difference −20.03 [95 % CI: −6.77 to −33.29]), fibrinogen values (mean difference −13.22 [95 % CI: −2.18 to −24.26]) and HOMAir values (mean difference −0.30 [95 % CI: −0.09 to −0.50]) (p < 0.05, for all comparisons) than those who consumed less than 1 kiwi per week. In an adjusted logistic regression analysis, this group had a lower odds-ratio for presenting plasmatic fibrinogen concentrations above 400 mg/dL (OR = 0.68, 95 % CI 0.49 to 0.95), HDL-Cholesterol plasma values below 45 mg/dL (OR = 0.57, 95 % CI 0.36 to 0.91) and a HOMAir above 3 (OR = 0.61, 95 % CI 0.37 to 1.00).


Consumption of at least one kiwi/week is associated with lower plasma concentrations of fibrinogen and improved plasma lipid profile in the context of a normal diet and regular exercise.

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