Overweight and obesity affect more than 66% of the adult population and are associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Weight loss has then beneficial effects in reducing health risks associated with chronic diseases. In recent decades, weight management has evolved into a multidisciplinary approach, combining low-calorie diets with physical activity and nutritional supplementation. This could help weight loss by inducing a reduction in caloric intake, an increased lipolysis or a reduction of the nervous system feedback of hunger sensation. The study presented in this work aimed at evaluating the efficacy of a dietary supplemental containing phloridzin, isoflavones and probiotics (Re-Code®), as an adjuvant in reducing body weight and fat mass in slightly overweight women. Phyto-supplement consumption was included in a body weight reduction programme including a mild hypocaloric diet and moderate daily physical activity. A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 40 slightly overweight women aged 30 to 54. Women taking the phyto-supplement showed greater reductions in body weight, fat mass and waist, thigh and buttock circumference than the control group. Moreover, the used phyto-supplement proved to be an effective adjuvant in body weight and fat mass reduction when associated with both a mild low-calorie diet and moderate physical activity in overweight women.

EVALUATION OF A PHYTO-SUPPLEMENT EFFICACY AS ADJUVANT IN REDUCING BODY WEIGHT AND FAT MASS IN OVERWEIGHT WOMEN

DORIA, ENRICO;BUONOCORE, DANIELA;MARZATICO, FULVIO
2013

Abstract

Overweight and obesity affect more than 66% of the adult population and are associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Weight loss has then beneficial effects in reducing health risks associated with chronic diseases. In recent decades, weight management has evolved into a multidisciplinary approach, combining low-calorie diets with physical activity and nutritional supplementation. This could help weight loss by inducing a reduction in caloric intake, an increased lipolysis or a reduction of the nervous system feedback of hunger sensation. The study presented in this work aimed at evaluating the efficacy of a dietary supplemental containing phloridzin, isoflavones and probiotics (Re-Code®), as an adjuvant in reducing body weight and fat mass in slightly overweight women. Phyto-supplement consumption was included in a body weight reduction programme including a mild hypocaloric diet and moderate daily physical activity. A randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 40 slightly overweight women aged 30 to 54. Women taking the phyto-supplement showed greater reductions in body weight, fat mass and waist, thigh and buttock circumference than the control group. Moreover, the used phyto-supplement proved to be an effective adjuvant in body weight and fat mass reduction when associated with both a mild low-calorie diet and moderate physical activity in overweight women.
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