Anti-Obesity and Anti-Diabetic Effects of Acacia Polyphenol in Obese Diabetic KKAy Mice Fed High-Fat Diet

@inproceedings{Ikarashi2011AntiObesityAA,
  title={Anti-Obesity and Anti-Diabetic Effects of Acacia Polyphenol in Obese Diabetic KKAy Mice Fed High-Fat Diet},
  author={Nobutomo Ikarashi and Takahiro Toda and Takehiro Okaniwa and Kiyomi Ito and Wataru Ochiai and Kiyoshi Sugiyama},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
  year={2011}
}
Acacia polyphenol (AP) extracted from the bark of the black wattle tree (Acacia meansii) is rich in unique catechin-like flavan-3-ols, such as robinetinidol and fisetinidol. The present study investigated the anti-obesity/anti-diabetic effects of AP using obese diabetic KKAy mice. KKAy mice received either normal diet, high-fat diet or high-fat diet with additional AP for 7 weeks. After the end of administration, body weight, plasma glucose and insulin were measured. Furthermore, mRNA and… CONTINUE READING
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