Effect of Garcinia cambogia extract on serum leptin and insulin in mice

K. Hayamizu, H. Hirakawa, D. Oikawa, T. Nakanishi, T. Takagi, T. Tachibana, M. Furuse

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Abstract

In this study we examined the effects of 3.3% Garcinia cambogia extract on 10% sucrose loading in mice for 4 weeks. Treatment was found to have no effect on body weight, fat pad weight or serum glucose level. On the other hand, serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, NEFA were observed. Levels of serum insulin and leptin, as well as the leptin/WAT ratio, were lower in the treated mice than in the control. These findings suggested that G. cambogia extract efficiently improved glucose metabolism and displayed leptin-like activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalFitoterapia
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

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  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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Hayamizu, K., Hirakawa, H., Oikawa, D., Nakanishi, T., Takagi, T., Tachibana, T., & Furuse, M. (2003). Effect of Garcinia cambogia extract on serum leptin and insulin in mice. Fitoterapia, 74(3), 267-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0367-326X(03)00036-4