- CholesterolCholesterol: In human and animal research, lignans like sesamin treatment significantly reduced total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and apoprotein B (116; 89; 115; 37).
- GlucoseGlucose: In humans, treatment with CPH 82 (Reumacon®), a purified semisynthetic lignan glycoside derivative of the medicinal herb Podophyllum emodi, resulted in a decrease in serum glucose (90).
- SodiumSodium: Based on a rat study, the lignan elenoside may have an antidiuretic effect and decrease sodium excretion (50).
- Vitamin EVitamin E: Based on in vitro and clinical studies, ingestion of the lignan sesamin may significantly reduce the metabolism of vitamin E and decrease serum and urinary levels of its metabolites (171; 93).
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