Anti-obesity effect on rodents of the traditional japanese food, tororokombu, shaved Laminaria

Mitsuyoshi Miyata, Tomoyuki Koyama, Toshiaki Kamitani, Toshiya Toda, Kazunaga Yazawa

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Abstract

Tororokombu is a traditional Japanese food made from edible kelp. The way to make tororokombu is characterized by shaving kelp very thinly. It was found that tororokombu decreased the serum triglyceride level induced by oil administration to rats and had an anti-obesity effect on obese mice induced by a high-fat diet. These effects were more powerful than those of non-shaved kelp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2326-2328
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alginate
  • Anti-obesity
  • Edible kelp
  • High-fat diet
  • Triglyceride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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