Nopal feeding reduces adiposity, intestinal inflammation and shifts the cecal microbiota and metabolism in high-fat fed rats

Abstract

Nopal is a cactus plant widely consumed in Mexico that has been used in traditional medicine to aid in the treatment of type-2 diabetes. We previously showed that chronic consumption of dehydrated nopal ameliorated hepatic steatosis in obese (fa/fa) rats; however, description of the effects on other tissues is sparse. The aim of the present study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171672

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@inproceedings{MornRamos2017NopalFR, title={Nopal feeding reduces adiposity, intestinal inflammation and shifts the cecal microbiota and metabolism in high-fat fed rats}, author={Sof{\'i}a Mor{\'a}n-Ramos and Xuan He and Elizabeth L. Chin and Armando R. Tovar and Nimbe Torres and Carolyn M. Slupsky and Helen E. Raybould}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2017} }