Acute Oral Toxicity and Anti-obesity Effect of Diglyceride Preparation Containing Conjugated Linoleic Acid in Rat

공액리놀레산 함유 디글리세라이드 식용유지 조성물의 rat에 대한 단회 경구투여독성 및 항비만 효과

  • Published : 2009.06.30

Abstract

The present study was carried out to investigate the acute oral toxicity and anti-obesity effects of a diglyceride preparation containing conjugated linoleic acid (DG+CLA). To test its acute oral toxicity, the DG+CLA was injected into 30 rats (15 males and 15 females) at dosage of 2,000 mg/kg and 5,000 mg/kg. Mortality rates, clinical signs, and body weight changes were monitored for 14 days following administration. According to the results, the lethal dose ($LD_50$) of DG+CLA was determined as >5,000 mg/kg in both sexes. There were no significant changes in general conditions, clinical signs, body weight, and gross lesions between the vehicle control and DG+CLA groups. For the anti-obesity studies, obese Zucker rats were randomly divided into 4 groups and fed saline, soybean oil, diglyceride, and DG+CLA, respectively, for 8 weeks. The DG+CLA groups presented significant differences in body weight, food efficiency ratio, serum lipid levels, and fat weight. Overall, the results showed that the DG+CLA did not have acute oral toxicity and reduced body weight, serum lipid levels, and fat gain.

Keywords

diglyceride preparation containing conjugated linoleic acid;acute oral toxicity;anti-obesity;serum lipid levels;fat weight

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