Does Kombucha Extract Improve Obesity
Obesity is a major problem in developed and developing countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of kombucha extract on obesity in male Wistar rats. Animals were divided into 4 groups: 1) Control group which received water and normal diet (ND). 2) Sham group which received water and high-fat diet (included: 66.5g Carbohydrate, 20.1g Fat, and 4.49g protein). 3) Experimental group1, which received a high-fat diet and kombucha extract. 4) Experimental group 2, which received ND and kombucha extract. After 8 weeks, body weight was determined in animals, and blood serum was prepared, and serum levels of triglyceride were measured. The results showed that the weight of animals significantly decreased in kombucha extract receiving animals compared to the control group (p<0.05). Serum levels of triglyceride also significantly decreased in experimental groups compared with the control group (p<0.001). Intake of the kombucha extract causes weight loss and reduces lipid storage, so, has a significant role in improving obesity.
Keywords: protein, rats, weight loss
Citation: Int'l Journal of Advances in Chemical Engg., & Biological Sciences (IJACEBS) Vol. 2, Issue 1, ISSN 2349-1507 EISSN 2349-1515
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Department of Biology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Date Updated: March 4, 2020