Abstract Title:

Spirulina reduces diet-induced obesity through downregulation of lipogenic genes expression in.

Abstract Source:

Arch Physiol Biochem. 2020 Mar 24:1-9. Epub 2020 Mar 24. PMID: 32207345

Abstract Author(s):

Hamza Saidi, Abdenour Bounihi, Asma Bouazza, Aziz Hichami, El Hadj Ahmed Koceir, Naim Akhtar Khan

Article Affiliation:

Hamza Saidi


The present study evaluates the protective effect of spirulina against diet-induced obesity and metabolic disorders in, an animal model of metabolic syndrome.lives on a low-energy diet, in order to remain healthy. However, under a standard laboratory chow diet (SLCD), this animal exhibits insulin resistance, which occurs as a result of obesity.was maintained on SLCD, in order to evaluate the effect of spirulina on obesity development with a particular focus on glucose and lipid metabolism, as well as the mRNA expression of some pro-inflammatory cytokines. After 12 weeks of treatment with spirulina, there was a significant reduction in body weight gain, plasma glucose, insulin and triglyceride levels. There was also a significant reduction in the mRNA expression of genes involved in lipogenesis and inflammation. Spirulina improved insulin sensitivity, glucose and lipid metabolism. These findings highlight the positive effect of spirulina on weight maintenance.

Study Type : Animal Study

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