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Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Oct;12(10):553-4. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2015.137. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

Gut microbiota: Ganoderma lucidum, a new prebiotic agent to treat obesity?

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Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Avenue E. Mounier 73, B1.73.11, 1200 Brussels, Belgium.

Abstract

Modulation of the gut microbiota is one of the promising tools to tackle obesity. Chang and colleagues have recently shown that an extract of the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, a traditional remedy in Asia, can reduce obesity in mice by modulating the gut microbiota, thereby exerting a prebiotic effect.

PMID:
26284561
DOI:
10.1038/nrgastro.2015.137
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