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

  • Rukhsana Amin Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Zakirul Islam Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Eastern Medical College & Hospital, Comilla
  • Moushumi Sen Dept. of Biochemistry, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
  • Sohely Nazneen Eva Department of Biochemistry, BIRDEM, Dhaka
  • Suha Jesmin Dept. of OBS & Gynae, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
  • Shamsun Nahar Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Ganoderma Lucidum (GL), Obesity

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

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2012-08-27
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Amin, R., Islam, M., Sen, M., Eva, S., Jesmin, S., & Nahar, S. (2012). Anti-Obesity Effect Of Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) On Experimentally Induced Obese Rats. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal, 3(2), 11-14. https://doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v3i2.11687
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