Mouse Study: Artinia Fiber Ingredient May Suppress Weight Gain

May 27, 2011

According to researchers, Artinia may promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, which may play a role in weight.

Stratum Nutrition’s (St. Louis) Artinia novel chitin-glucan fiber ingredient may help suppress weight gain and fat deposition and improve glucose tolerance, according to a mouse study published online in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

According to researchers, Artinia may promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, which may play a role in weight. “Recent studies have provided new evidence that alterations in the composition of the gut microbiota-known as dysbiosis-participate in the development of obesity. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ability of chitin-glucan (CG) from a fungal source to modulate both the gut microbiota and glucose and lipid metabolism in high-fat (HF) diet-induced obese mice,” the researchers wrote.

Specifically, they stated, Artinia restored the number of bacteria from clostridial cluster XIVa, including Roseburia spp.

“In conclusion, our findings support the view that chronic consumption of CG has potential beneficial effects with respect to the development of obesity and associated metabolic diabetes and hepatic steatosis, through a mechanism related to the restoration of the composition and/or the activity of gut bacteria, namely, bacteria from clostridial cluster XIVa,” they wrote.

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