Anti-Obesity Effect Of Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) On Experimentally Induced Obese Rats

Rukhsana Amin, Md Zakirul Islam, Moushumi Sen, Sohely Nazneen Eva, Suha Jesmin, Shamsun Nahar

Abstract

This experimental study was done to determine whether Ganoderma Lucidum (GL), a renowned  medicinal species, has an effect on body weight in an obese animal model induced by the  administration of a fatty mixture diet. The study was carried out in the department of Pharmacy,  Jahangirnagar University and National Mushroom Development and Extension Center  (NAMDEC) with 36 rats were divided into 3 groups as follows. The Control group (C) received  normal/basal laboratory diet, experimental group (E) was fed fatty mixture diet and mushroom  fed group (M) received 5% powder of GL with fatty mixture for 28 days. 5% powder of GL  administration significantly reduced body weight in obese rats than group E. The present study  suggests that GL may serve as a new potential natural product for the prevention of obesity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v3i2.11687

AKMMC J 2012: 3(2): 11-14

Keywords

Ganoderma Lucidum (GL); Obesity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v3i2.11687

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