Effectsof Garlic Vinegar Supplementation on Changes of Body Weight, Plasma Glucose, and Plasma Lipid Profile in High Cholesterol-fed Rats

  • Choi, Mi-Ja (Department of Food and Nutrition , Keimyung University) ;
  • Cho, Hyun-Ju (Department of Food and Nutrition , Keimyung University) ;
  • Choi, Myung-Sook (Department of Food and Nutrition , Keimyung University) ;
  • Choi, Yong-Hee (Department of Food Science and Technology, Kyungpook National University)
  • Published : 1999.09.01

Abstract

This study was carried out to investigate the effects of garlic vinegar supplementation on changes in body weight, blood glucose and serum triglyceride and cholesterol. Rats were fed a cholesterol-diet with or without garlic vinegar (20% garlic juice )supplement for 28days. Body weights in rats fed a diet containing garlic vinegar were significantly lower than those of control rats. The concentration of plasma glucose, total cholesterol . LDL-cholesterol , and HDL-cholesterol were not significantly different between the two groups for a period of up to four weeks. However, the concentration of plasma triglyceride was slightly decreased in the garlic vinegar-supplemented group. Results suggest that the supplementation of garlic vinegar is beneficial for weight reduction in high-cholesterol fed rats.