A fermentation product of phytosterol including campestenone reduces body fat storage and body weight gain in mice.

Anti-obesity effects of a fermentation product of phytosterols including campestenone in ICR mice were investigated. Five-week-old male ICR mice were fed by the pair-feeding method for 8 wk. Experimental feed was prepared by adding TO-001, a phytostenone mixture produced by fermentation of phytosterols using Nocardioides simplex, at 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, or 2.0… (More)