Buster Effect of Apricot Kernel Oil On Hypocholesteremia

Effect of Apricot Kernel Oil on Hypocholesteremia


  • Rafia Tabassum Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Umar Farooq Main Muhammad Nawaz Shareef Agriculture University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Yousaf Quddoos Punjab Food Authority, Pakistan
  • Mian Anjum Murtaza Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Tayyaba Sami Ullah The Superior University Lahore, Faisalabad Campus, Pakistan
  • Ishrat Fatima Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Areeja Fatima Punjab Food Authority, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Anees Ur Rehman Ruth Pfau College of Nutrition Sciences, Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Faiqa Chaudhry Department of Allied Health Science, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Samina Kauser Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Saima Noreen Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Zara Qadeer Institute of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Syeda Ayesha Batool Punjab Food Authority, Pakistan
  • Shazia Yaqub Punjab Food Authority, Pakistan
  • Ashiq Hussain Punjab Food Authority, Pakistan




Hypercholesterolemia, Cholesterol, Apricot (Prunus armeniaca), Kubani, Kernels


Cholesterol is a natural substance produced by liver in human body According to research based on Framingham Heart Study, ideal cholesterol level is below than 150 mg/dL. Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is an important medicinal plant belongs to family Rosaceae which is also grown in Pakistan. In local language it is called “Kubani” having nutritious flesh, pits containing kernels. Objective: To explore therapeutic potential of apricot kernel oil on hypercholesterolemic rabbits.  Method: Apricot kernel oil was extracted by cold extraction method. Rabbits were adapted for two weeks before starting treatments. Total feed doses i.e. 250 g was divided in two portions and were given to rabbits in early morning and early evening. Food consumption for every rabbit was consistent to 250 g/day for four week’s experimentation. Results: After usage of 1 % apricot Kernel oil (supplemented) the maximum blood cholesterol level decreased from 159.38 mg/dL to 122.8 mg/dL and also decreased in blood triglyceride level was from 237.82 mg/ dL to 192.20 mg/ dL. The HDL contents of rabbits were increased from 26.750 mg/ dL to 33.450 mg/ dL. LDL contents of rabbits were decreases from 46.90 mg/ dL to 36.05 mg/ dL. VLDL contents of rabbits were decreases from 23.7 mg/ dL to 18.3 mg/ dL detected after Six weeks. Conclusion: Current study was carried out. Apricot kernel oil has ability to remove the lipid profile especially cholesterol 


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v4i01.448
Published: 2023-01-31

How to Cite

Tabassum, R. ., Farooq, U. ., Yousaf Quddoos, M. ., Anjum Murtaza, M. ., Sami Ullah, T. ., Fatima, I. ., Fatima, A. ., Rehman, M. A. U. ., Chaudhry, F. ., Kauser, S. ., Noreen, S. ., Qadeer, Z. ., Ayesha Batool, S. ., Yaqub, S. ., & Hussain, A. . (2023). Buster Effect of Apricot Kernel Oil On Hypocholesteremia: Effect of Apricot Kernel Oil on Hypocholesteremia. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 4(01), 135–140. https://doi.org/10.54393/pjhs.v4i01.448



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