Sesame is rich in lignans, which is a potential food source of antioxidants.
1. Antioxidant Function of Sesame Oil
Sesame oil reduces lipid peroxidation and hydroxyl radicals, increases superoxide
dismutase and catalase activity. Sesame oil diet significantly reduces FEN-induced
oxidative stress in liver tissue. Sesame oil can inhibit cypermethrin-induced brain toxicity,
which is closely related to reducing oxidative stress and protecting antioxidant enzymes.
2. Protection of Sesame Oil on LDL Oxidation
3. Anti-inflammatory effect of sesame oil
Nonalcoholic fatty liver is the most common chronic liver disease, including steatosis,
nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. Nonalcoholic fatty liver is associated with
an increased risk of liver cancer. Sesame oil can reduce the steatosis of hepatocytes
caused by MCD feeding by reducing inflammatory cytokines, leptin, transforming
growth factor-beta and low oxidative stress, and provide significant protection for