Effects of Cheonggukjang Added Phellinus linteus on Lipid Metabolism in Hyperlipidemic Rats

고지혈증 흰쥐에 청국장 및 상황버섯 청국장이 지질대사에 미치는 효과

  • 고진복 (신라대학교 생명과학과)
  • Published : 2006.04.01


The effects of cheonggukjang (traditional fermented soybean food, CK) and cheonggukjang added Phellinus linteus (CKP) on lipid metabolism were investigated in adult male rats. Twenty weeks old Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a purified hyperlipidemic diet (control diet: 0.5% cholesterol, 10% fat, 18% casein) for 4 weeks. The rats were randomly assigned to each treatment group control, two kinds of CK or CKP (powders of CK or CKP as dietary protein sources) After 5 weeks of CK or CKP diets consumption, the body weights, the hepatic and epididymal fat pad weights of the CK or CKP diets groups were significantly decreased than those of the control group. The liver cholesterol and triglyceride levels were significantly lower in both the CK and CKP diets groups than those in the control group. The concentrations in serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and atherogenic index ratios were significantly decreased in the CK and CKP diets groups compared with those in the control group. The HDL-cholesterol/total-cholesterol ratios were significantly increased in the CK and CKP diets groups compared with those in the control group. Fecal cholesterol and triglyceride excretion of the CK and CKP diets groups were significantly increased than those of the control group. These results showed that both the feeding of cheonggukjang and cheonggukjang added Pheilinus linteus decreased the triglyceride, total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in serum as well as the triglyceride and cholesterol in liver, and increased the HDL-cholesterol/total-cholesterol ratio in serum of the rats.


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