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Seaweed may aid weight loss:

10.15.2012


Related topics: Nutritional lipids and oils, Weight management

The effects of omega-3 from seaweed by-products and fucoxanthin from seaweed can be combined to produce significant reductions in body weight and white adipose tissue, suggests the study published in the Journal of Food Science.

Fighting fat

The consumption of EPA and DHA are linked to several health benefits, including improving of lipid metabolism, preventing coronary heart diseases, and reducing inflammatory responses. In addition, omega-3s have been suggested to reduce fat levels in animals fed a high-fat diet.

Fucoxanthin, is a carotenoid found naturally in edible brown seaweeds.Previous research has found that fucoxanthin isolated from wakame can aid the loss of abdominal fat in mice.

The authors said that since that both fucoxanthin and omega-3 fatty acids show encouraging anti-obesity activity,the incorporation of seaweed lipids into omega-3 rich phospholipids could enhance the benefits for fat metabolism and weight loss.

Based on previous research findings, the researchers developed a capsule containing omega-3-rich scallop phospholipids with an incorporation of lipids containing fucoxanthin.

Study details

The researchers investigated the anti-obesity effect of these bioactive lipids in an encapsulated form using a mouse model.

Combinations of wakame seaweed lipids and omega-3-rich phospholipids were reported to have an additive effect when compared to single administrations of either lipid.

The researchers suggested the observed reductions in body weight were likely due to the observed increases in uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) expression and higher levels of UCP1 mRNA in fat tissue. The authors noted that the increased expression UCP1 in adipose tissues “is linked to reductions in adipose tissue mass, leading to an encouraging antiobesity effect.



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