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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89-96

Reduction of diet-induced obesity in rats with a herbal formulation

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur, India

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V D Bambhole
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Government Medical College, Nagpur
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Treatment with a mixture of Cyperus rotundus, Iris versicolor and Holoptelia integrifolia resulted in a rapid decrease of weight in and ad libitum fed obese rats. Body fat and Fat: Protein ratio were much less while food consumption, body protein, energy expenditure and metabolic rate were more in mixture treated obese rats than in food restricted obese. A mixture of these plant preparations, therefore, possesses the property to reduce obesity by increasing energy expenditure and metabolic rate in obese rats.

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