Weight Reduction Effect of Angook Cereal Mixture on Female College Students

  • Suh, Hyung-Joo ;
  • Kim, Young-Soon ;
  • Jung, Eun-Young ;
  • Chang, Un-Jae ;
  • Oh, Sung-Hoon
  • Published : 2006.09.01


This study evaluated the weight reduction effect of Angook cereal mixture. The cereal mixture was prepared with barley, unpolished rice, corn, soybean, Garcinia cambogia, guar-gum, maltodextrin, glucomannan and a vitamin mixture. Eighteen female college students participated in this 8 weeks weight control program. All subjects were randomly assigned to the treatment and placebo groups. Mean energy intake of the treatment group was $1,356.4{\pm}79.9\;kcal$ (carbohydrate: 67.1%, protein: 18.7%, fat: 14.2%) and placebo group consumed $1,367.6{\pm}71.8\;kcal$ (carbohydrate: 64.2%, protein: 19.7%, fat: 16.1%) during program. The placebo group lost $3.9{\pm}0.8\;kg$ of body weight and the treatment group lost $5.9{\pm}0.7\;kg$ of body weight. There were significant differences in the decrease of total body weight, absolute fat mass, waist circumference (WC) and hip circumference (HC) between the two groups (p<0.05), however, the lean body mass was not significantly decreased in the treatment group compared to the placebo group. There were no differences in the changes in blood glucose, total-cholesterol, HDL-choloesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides between groups. These findings suggest that the intake of Angook cereal mixture may be beneficial for the reduction of the body weight, absolute fat mass, WC and HC.


cereal;body weight;fat mass;lean body mass


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