Acta Medica Iranica 2017. 55(8):486-495.

The Effect of Eicosapentaenoic Acid on the Serum Levels and Enzymatic Activity of Paraoxonase 1 in the Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Mohammad Hassan Golzari, Saeed Hosseini, Fariba Koohdani, Ali-Akbar Saboor Yaraghi, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht, Niyaz Mohammadzadeh-Honarvar, Mahmoud Djalali


Paraoxonase 1 is known as one of the most important ant oxidative enzymes associated with HDL-c, and because of its antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities. EPA has the antioxidant, anti inflammatory, antithrombogenic, and antiarteriosclerotic properties. Therefore, we investigated the effect of EPA supplementation on the serum levels and activity of PON1 in type 2 diabetic patients. This study was designed as a randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Thirty-six patients with type 2 diabetes were given written; informed consent randomly was classified into 2 groups. They were supplemented with 2 g/day of the capsules of EPA or placebo for eight weeks. Blood sample was given for measurement of the serum levels of lipids, the activity of PON1, FBS and HbA1c. The patients supplemented with EPA showed a significant increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1 and the serum ratio of PON1/HDL-c. There were no significant differences between the two groups regarding any demographic, clinical or biochemical data, total energy intake, and macronutrient intake at the baseline during the intervention, except for a significant increase of protein intake and the levels of HbA1c in the placebo group, and a significant increase of HDL-c, as well as a slight reduction of total cholesterol, LDL-c, TG and FBS in the supplement group. EPA is atheroprotective via increase in the serum levels and activity of PON1, as well as change in the serum levels of lipids, FBS and HbA1c.


Eicosapentaenoic acid; Paraoxonase 1; Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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