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Heat-killed Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis CECT 8145 increases lean mass and ameliorates metabolic syndrome in cafeteria-fed obese rats  [2017]

Caimari, Antoni; del Bas, Josep Maria; Boqué, Noemí; Crescenti, Anna; et al.

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To evaluate the ability of the heat-killed probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis CECT 8145 (Ba8145) to ameliorate Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), four groups of male Wistar rats were fed either standard chow (ST) or the obesogenic cafeteria diet (CAF) and were orally supplemented with either heat-killed Ba8145 (1010 CFU/day) (ST-Ba8145 and CAF-Ba8145 groups) or vehicle (ST-veh and CAF-veh groups) for 84days. Both ST-Ba8145 and CAF-Ba8145 rats displayed increased energy expenditure (EE) and a decrease of relative mesenteric white adipose tissue (MWAT%). CAF-BA8145 animals showed decreased cumulative energy intake, increased relative lean mass, higher insulin sensitivity, elevated gene expression of adipose triacylglycerol lipase and fatty acid transporter 1 in MWAT and lower circulating levels of non-esterified free fatty acids, LDL/VLDL cholesterol and triacylglycerols than CAF-veh rats. In conclusion, heat-killed Ba8145 intake ameliorates mesenteric adiposity and dyslipidaemia, increases EE and lean mass and improves insulin sensitivity in rats induced to MetS.

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Journal of functional foods

ISSN : 1756-4646