Cagaita fruit (Eugenia dysenterica DC.) and obesity: Role of polyphenols on already established obesity.

@article{DonadoPestana2018CagaitaF,
  title={Cagaita fruit (Eugenia dysenterica DC.) and obesity: Role of polyphenols on already established obesity.},
  author={Carlos Mario Donado-Pestana and Priscila R Dos Santos-Donado and Luis Daniel Daza and Thiago Belchior and William T Festuccia and Maria In{\'e}s Genovese},
  journal={Food research international},
  year={2018},
  volume={103},
  pages={40-47}
}
Polyphenol-rich cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica DC.) extracts (PCE) have previously shown to prevent body weight and adiposity induced by high-fat/high-sucrose (HFS) diet. Whether PCE also exerts protective effects in already developed obesity is unknown. In order to test this hypothesis, male C57BL/6J obese mice (previously feed with a HFS diet for six weeks) were treated with PCE at two doses, 7mg gallic acid equivalent (GAE)/kg body weight (PCE I group), and 14mg GAE/kg body weight (PCE II… CONTINUE READING