Licorice Flavonoid Oil Reduces Total Body Fat and Visceral Fat in Overweight Subjects: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

This study evaluates effects of licorice flavonoid oil (LFO) on total body fat and visceral fat together with body weight, body mass index (BMI) and safety parameters in overweight subjects.

Although caloric intake was similar in all four groups, total body fat mass decreased significantly in the three LFO groups after 8 weeks of ingestion. LFO (900 mg/day) resulted in significant decreases from baseline levels in visceral fat area, body weight, BMI, and LDL-cholesterol. No significant adverse effects were observed.

Journal: Obesity research & Clinical Practice

Authors: Yuji Tominaga, Kaku Nakagawa, Tatsumasa Mae, Mitsuaki Kitano, Shinichi Yokota, Toshihiro Arai, Hideyuki Ikematsu, Shuji Inoue

Department: Department of Clinical Nutrition, Kiryu University, Midori-City, Gumma, Japan.

Abstract link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24345587

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