Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 99-104
Received: May 29, 2014;
Accepted: Jun. 5, 2014;
Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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Feumba Dibanda Romelle, Food and Nutrition Research Centre, IMPM, Yaounde, Cameroon; Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, ENSAI, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon
Oben Julius Eyong, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Mbofung Carl Moses, Food and Nutrition Research Centre, IMPM, Yaounde, Cameroon; College of technology, University of Bamenda, Cameroon
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the anti-obesity potential of a phenolic- rich herbal tea beverage produced in northern regions of Cameroon from the leaves of Stathmostelma sp. (Statroltea). The effect of Statroltea (5 mg/Kg/day) on lipid metabolism was assayed in male rats fed on either standard or high-fat diet for 60 days. Rats of both diet fed Statroltea presented significant (P < 0.05) reduced body weight than their controls with a rate of reduction varying from 5 to 15%. The consumption of Statroltea for 60 days significantly lowered abdominal fat index, blood total and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and hepatic lipids (P < 0.05). Fecal lipids were found to be more excreted in all Statroltea fed rats. This is the first report on the effect of Stathmostelma sp. leaves on lipid metabolism and the study demonstrates that Statroltea, an herbal tea from Stathmostelma sp. leaves has a potential as anti-obesity functional food beverage.
Feumba Dibanda Romelle,
Oben Julius Eyong,
Mbofung Carl Moses,
Effect of Statroltea on Lipid Metabolism in Rats Fed on High-Fat Diet, Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences.
Vol. 2, No. 4,
2014, pp. 99-104.
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