Fermented garlic demonstrates substantial antiobesity effects

Research has found that fermented garlic extract can help fight obesity. The study, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, looked at the anti-obesity effects of garlic extract fermented by lactic acid bacteria on obesity.

  • For the study, researchers at Korea University fed mice with a high-fat diet to cause obesity.
  • Then, the team orally gave the mice with 250 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg) or 500 mg/kg of the fermented garlic extract.
  • The intervention period lasted for eight weeks.
  • The results revealed that feeding mice with 250 and 500 mg/kg fermented garlic extract reduced body weight by 14 percent and 18 percent, respectively.
  • The fermented garlic extract also reduced lower epididymal, retroperitoneal, and mesenteric adipose tissue mass by 36 percent, 44 percent, and 63 percent, respectively.
  • In addition, the treatment significantly decreased the levels of triglyceride and total cholesterol.
  • It also suppressed adipogenesis.
  • These results suggested that fermented garlic extract has anti-obesity effects.

Based on these findings, the researchers concluded that consuming fermented garlic extract can help fight diet-induced obesity.

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Journal Reference:

Lee HS, Lim WC, Lee SJ, Lee SH, Lee JH, Cho HY. ANTIOBESITY EFFECT OF GARLIC EXTRACT FERMENTED BY LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM BL2 IN DIET-INDUCED OBESE MICE. Journal of Medicinal Food. 1 September 2016; 19(9): 823-829. DOI: 10.1089/jmf.2016.3674

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