Variations in the efficacy of resistant maltodextrin on body fat reduction in rats fed different high-fat models

Hui Fang Chu, Min Hsiung Pan, Chi Tang Ho, Yu Han Tseng, William Wei Li Wang, Chi Fai Chau

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Abstract

Many studies have utilized a variety of methods to induce obesity in rodents, but they often received inconsistent results. The present study intended to use resistant maltodextrin (RMD) as a means to investigate the variations in its efficacy on body fat accumulation under the influence of four high-fat (HF) models of 23% or 40% total fat, comprising soybean oil, lard, and/or condensed milk. Results indicated that integrating condensed milk into the diets could help increase diet intake, boost energy intake, increase weight gain, and enhance fat formation. Supplementation of RMD (2.07 g/kg) notably reduced total body fat levels in three HF models, with the exception of a condensed-milk-added 40%-fat diet that may have misrepresented the functions of RMD. The uses of the 23% HF diets, with and without milk, and the milk-free 40% HF diet were therefore recommended as suitable models for antiobesity evaluations of RMD, or other fiber-rich products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-197
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of agricultural and food chemistry
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • Resistant maltodextrin
  • body fat
  • high-fat diet

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