Suppressive effects of the marine carotenoids, fucoxanthin and fucoxanthinol on triglyceride absorption in lymph duct-cannulated rats.

@article{Matsumoto2010SuppressiveEO,
  title={Suppressive effects of the marine carotenoids, fucoxanthin and fucoxanthinol on triglyceride absorption in lymph duct-cannulated rats.},
  author={Megumi Y Matsumoto and Masashi Hosokawa and Noriko Matsukawa and Masahito Hagio and Aki Shinoki and Megumi Nishimukai and Kazuo Miyashita and Takaji Yajima and Hiroshi Hara},
  journal={European journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={243-9}
}
BACKGROUND Fucoxanthin isolated from edible seaweeds and its metabolite fucoxanthinol have been recently found to have anti-obesity effects, but the mechanism is not fully understood. AIM OF STUDY We investigated the effects of these carotenoids on the absorption of triglycerides in conscious rats implanted with cannulae into a lymph duct and the portal or jugular vein. METHODS A duodenal infusion of 1 ml of test oil emulsion with or without 2 mg of fucoxanthin or fucoxanthinol was… CONTINUE READING
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