Natural Science > Biology > DG CY2020 7999

Research Title Philippine Indigenous Berries In Vivo Studies on Toxicity and Effects on Biomarkers of Obesity and Associated Metabolic Disorders (Dyslipidemia, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress) (Year 2 of 2)
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Research Duration Start:
1 January 2019
31 December 2020
Research Location UPLB-CAFS-IFST
Research Description This research will provide scientific evidence on the health benefits of the Philippine indigenous berries. This is intrinsic to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring healthy lives and promote the wellbeing of the people by prevention and management of obesity and associated metabolic disorders thru the use of Philippine indigenous crops.
Research Objectives To investigate the toxicities and effects of Philippine indigenous berries on biomarkers of obesity and associated metabolic disorders in vivo
Research Beneficiary(ies) Consumers or the general public to reduce the risk and manage obesity and its co-morbidites. Industries for the commercialization of products made from Philippine indigenous berries, Medical and Science Community
Research Accoplishments [CY 2018] 1. Products - toxic doses; safe levels and recommended intakes of Philippine indigenous berries (bignay and lipote) thru dose tranlation from animal to human; 2. Publications - presentations in local (2) and international conferences (1); at least 2 IS/SCOPUS journal articles 3. People - mentored MS and PhD studetns 4. Places - set-up MICE laboratory 3.
Total Research Cost ₱1,686,038.32
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Code DG CY2020 7999
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Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Natural Science
Actual Sector Plant Science
Related sectors Medical Science
Entry revision: February 2021