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Anti-obesity Effects of Capsule-filled Cheonggukjang Added with Arrowroot (Pueraria thunbergiana) Extracts in ob/ob Mice

칡(Pueraria thunbergiana)추출물 청국장 캡슐의 ob/ob Mice에 대한 항비만 효과

  • Kim, Kil-Soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Hong, Joo-Heon (Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Catholic University) ;
  • Kim, Dae-Ik (Daegu Technopark Bio Health Convergence Center)
  • 김길수 (경북대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 홍주헌 (대구가톨릭대학교) ;
  • 김대익 ((재)대구테크노파크 바이오헬스융합센터)
  • Received : 2012.02.23
  • Accepted : 2012.05.07
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the anti-metabolic syndrome effects of capsule-filled cheonggukjang (CGJ) added with arrowroot (Pueraria thunbergiana) extracts on body weight, adiposity and lipid metabolism in ob/ob mice. Experimental groups were normal control group (NC: basal diet), positive control group (PC: 2% CGJ), CGJ added with arrowroot extracts group (AR: 2% arrowroot in CGJ), and capsule-filled CGJ added with arrowroot extracts group (ARC: 2% arrowroot CGJ capsule). Each group was fed experimental diet for 10 weeks. Final body weight gain and atherogenic index were significantly lower in the ARC than NC group. Serum levels of total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides, blood glucose and atherogenic index were significantly lower in the ARC than NC group. Furthermore, fatty liver and regional lipid accumultion in ob/ob mice were inhibited in the ARC group. The hepatic activities of superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione S-transferase were significantly higher in the ARC than NC group. Therefore, the anti-matabolic syndrome effects of the ARC group were higher than the AR group. In conclusion, these results indicated that CGJ added with arrowroot mediates its anti-obesity effects in ob/ob mice by improving lipid metabolism and antioxidant enzyme.

Keywords

arrowroot;cheonggukjang;obesity;lipid;ob/ob mice

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 대구광역시

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