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Nutrients 2014, 6(6), 2266-2278; doi:10.3390/nu6062266

Effect of Instant Cooked Giant Embryonic Rice on Body Fat Weight and Plasma Lipid Profile in High Fat-Fed Mice

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Brain Korea 21 Plus, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 702-701, Korea
CJ Cheil Jedang Foods Research and Development, Seoul 152-050, Korea
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Received: 18 February 2014 / Revised: 23 May 2014 / Accepted: 28 May 2014 / Published: 13 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrient Fortification and Human Health)
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The comparative effects of instant cooked rice made from giant embryo mutant or ordinary normal rice on body weight and lipid profile in high fat-fed mice were investigated. The animals were given experimental diets for seven weeks: normal control (NC), high fat (HF), and HF supplemented with instant normal white (HF-NW), normal brown (HF-NB), giant embryonic white (HF-GW), or giant embryonic brown (HF-GB) rice. The HF group showed markedly higher body weight, body fat, plasma and hepatic triglyceride and cholesterol concentrations, and atherogenic index relative to NC group. However, instant rice supplementation counteracted this high fat-induced hyperlipidemia through regulation of lipogenesis and adipokine production. The GB rice exhibited greater hypolipidemic and body fat-lowering effects than the GW or NB rice. These findings illustrate that the giant embryo mutant may be useful as functional biomaterial for the development of instant rice with strong preventive action against high fat diet-induced hyperlipidemia and obesity. View Full-Text
Keywords: body fat; giant embryo mutant; instant cooked rice; plasma lipid body fat; giant embryo mutant; instant cooked rice; plasma lipid
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Chung, S.I.; Kim, T.H.; Rico, C.W.; Kang, M.Y. Effect of Instant Cooked Giant Embryonic Rice on Body Fat Weight and Plasma Lipid Profile in High Fat-Fed Mice. Nutrients 2014, 6, 2266-2278.

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