Anti-obesity and hyperlipidemic effects of Niacin from Vietnamese Pouteria lucuma in diet-induced obese mice

Authors: Phan Tuan Hung, Tran Quoc Hung, Truong Quang Minh, Nguyen Hoang Hai Minh, Le Thanh Phat

Company/Faculty/School: The Key Laboratory of Enzyme and Protein Technology - VNU University of Science

Country: Vietnam


Niacin from Vietnamese Pouteria lucuma was investigated the effects on serum lipid levels in diet-induced obese mice. Niacin suppressed the HFD (high fat diet)-induced body weight and decreased weight. Niacin decreased the levels of TG (triglyceride), TC (total cholesterol) and LDL-C (low-density lipoprotein) and increased the serum level of HDL-C.