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Rehmannia glutinosa reduced waist circumferences of Korean obese women possibly through modulation of gut microbiota

Kyungsun Han et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM, PBF, WHR

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Korea

Journal : Food & Function

The clinical study reported here was conducted in order to analyze the anti-obesity effect of the steamed root of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch (Shu Dihuang), a Chinese herbal medicine widely used for the treatment of metabolic diseases. To understand the mechanism (s) underlying the beneficial effects of R. glutinosa, we investigated the changes in gut microbiota after herbal intervention through 16S rRNA gene-based pyrosequencing analyses. Twelve female middle-aged subjects (40–65 years old) with body mass index …
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