Akebia quinata extract exerts anti-obesity and hypolipidemic effects in high-fat diet-fed mice and 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

@article{Sung2015AkebiaQE,
  title={Akebia quinata extract exerts anti-obesity and hypolipidemic effects in high-fat diet-fed mice and 3T3-L1 adipocytes.},
  author={Yoon-Young Sung and Dong-Seon Kim and Ho Kyoung Kim},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={168},
  pages={
          17-24
        }
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The dry ripe fruit of the Akebia quinata (A. quinata) plant is used as an analgesic, an antiphlogistic, and a diuretic in traditional medicine. A. quinata has also been used in Korea as a crude drug for treating obesity. The aim of the study was to determine the anti-obesity and hypolipidemic effects of A. quinata extract (AQE) in mice consuming a high-fat diet and in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS We measured obesity-related physiological parameters… CONTINUE READING

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