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J Exerc Nutrition Biochem. 2015 Mar;19(1):25-30. doi: 10.5717/jenb.2015.19.1.25. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Effects of potato and lotus leaf extract intake on body composition and blood lipid concentration.

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1
Sports Wellness Center, YongIn University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
2
Department of Sports Health Medicine, Jungwon University, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea.
3
Depatment of Sports and Health Management, Mokwon University, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of potato and lotus leaf extract intake on body composition, abdominal fat, and blood lipid concentration in female university students.

METHODS:

A total of 19 female university students participated in this 8-week study, and they were randomly assigned into 2 groups; potato and lotus leaf extract (skinny-line) administered group (SKG, n =9) and placebo group (PG, n = 10). The main results of the present study are presented below.

RESULTS:

1) Body mass index, and percent body fat and abdominal fat in students of the SKG showed a decreasing tendency without significant interaction, 2) total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), and low density lipoprotein (LDL-C) in students of the SKG showed an averagely decreasing tendency and there was a significant interaction of TC only, 3) high density lipoprotein (HDL-C) in students of the SKG showed an increasing tendency without significant interaction, and 4) Z-score of fatness testing interaction in group × repetition did not show a significant interaction; however, there was a significant interaction of TC in group × repetition. Based on these results, 8-week intake of potato and lotus leaf extract had a positive effect of lowering TC. On the other hand, it had no significant effect on other types of lipids and percent body fat changes.

CONCLUSION:

There was a positive tendency of blood lipids in students of the SKG and it seems that potato and lotus leaf extract intake might prevent obesity and improve obesity related syndromes.

KEYWORDS:

Lotus leaves; blood lipids; body fat; potatoes

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