Efficacy of a Novel Herbal Composition Licorice Flavonoid Oil in Subject with Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study

A total of 50 subjects (25 subjects in each group) completed the 12 week study.

Significant changes from baseline were observed in body weight, waist circumference, and BMI in the LFO group compared to the placebo group from week 4 or week 8 onwards. No adverse events were noted throughout the study.The present study suggests that LFO is a promising dietary nutrient for improving metabolic syndrome, particularly through its beneficial effect of reducing body weight, BMI, and possibly the amount of visceral fat.

Journal: Functional Foods in Health & Disease

Authors: Kazunori Hosoe, Kaku Nakagawa, Takahiro Ueda, Masato Hosoda, Sanjib Kumar Panda, Hideyuki Morikawa, Sandeep Jha

Abstract link: https://www.ffhdj.com/index.php/ffhd/article/view/327