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Germinated Pigmented Rice (Oryza Sativa L. cv. Superhongmi) Improves Glucose and Bone Metabolisms in Ovariectomized Rats

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Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Brain Korea 21 Plus, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Department of Agricultural Science, Korea National Open University, Seoul 03087, Korea
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Nutrients 2016, 8(10), 658; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8100658
Received: 21 September 2016 / Revised: 14 October 2016 / Accepted: 19 October 2016 / Published: 21 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Bioactives and Bone Health)
The effect of germinated Superhongmi, a reddish brown pigmented rice cultivar, on the glucose profile and bone turnover in the postmenopausal-like model of ovariectomized rats was determined. The ovariectomized Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three dietary groups (n = 10): normal control diet (NC) and normal diet supplemented with non-germinated Superhongmi (SH) or germinated Superhongmi (GSH) rice powder. After eight weeks, the SH and GSH groups showed significantly lower body weight, glucose and insulin concentrations, levels of bone resorption markers and higher glycogen and 17-β-estradiol contents than the NC group. The glucose metabolism improved through modulation of adipokine production and glucose-regulating enzyme activities. The GSH rats exhibited a greater hypoglycemic effect and lower bone resorption than SH rats. These results demonstrate that germinated Superhongmi rice may potentially be useful in the prevention and management of postmenopausal hyperglycemia and bone turnover imbalance. View Full-Text
Keywords: pigmented rice; germination; Superhongmi; bone metabolism; glucose pigmented rice; germination; Superhongmi; bone metabolism; glucose
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Chung, S.I.; Ryu, S.N.; Kang, M.Y. Germinated Pigmented Rice (Oryza Sativa L. cv. Superhongmi) Improves Glucose and Bone Metabolisms in Ovariectomized Rats. Nutrients 2016, 8, 658.

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