Data on body weight and liver functionality in aged rats fed an enriched strawberry diet
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Strawberry consumptionAgingBody weightLiver functionality
Giampieri, F., Alvarez-Suarez, J. M., Gasparrini, M., Forbes-Hernandez, T. Y., Afrin, S., Rubini, C., . . . Battino, M. (2017). Data on body weight and liver functionality in aged rats fed an enriched strawberry diet. Data in Brief, 13, 432-436. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.06.021
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Here, we present new original data on the effects of strawberry consumption on body weight and liver status of aged rats. Wistar rats aged 19–21 months were fed a strawberry enriched diet prepared by substituting 15% of the total calories with freeze-dried strawberry powder for two months. Body weight, plasma biomarkers of liver injury (alanine transferase, aspartate aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase) and liver histological analysis were assessed. These data indicate that strawberry supplementation did not interfere with normal animal maintenance and with liver structure and functionality. For further details and experimental findings please refer to the article “Strawberry consumption improves agingassociated impairments, mitochondrial biogenesis and functionality through the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase signaling cascade” in FOOD CHEMISTRY (Giampieri et al., 2017).