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Isomerized hop extract increases fat excretion, reduces weight gain in mice
Thursday, April 28, 2005 5:38 am Email this article
Isomerized hop extract, a natural product required in the beer brewing process, reduced weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet according to a new study. Inhibits pancreatic lipase, same as Xenical
The product seems to work by inhibiting pancreatic lipase, the key enzyme required for digestion and absorption of dietary fat.
Xenical inhibits same enzyme
This action is the same as the prescription diet pill Xenical (orlistat).
So do green tea and oolong tea
Green tea and oolong tea also inhibit this enzyme.
Isomerized hop extract increases fat excretion
Mice given the compound showed reduced levels of fat in their blood (triglycerides) and excreted more fat in their stool.
Consists mainly of isohumulones
Isomerized hop extract consists mainly of isohumulones.
Yajima H, Noguchi T, Ikeshima E, Shiraki M, Kanaya T, Tsuboyama-Kasaoka N, Ezaki O, Oikawa S, Kondo K. Prevention of diet-induced obesity by dietary isomerized hop extract containing isohumulones, in rodents. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2005 Apr 19.
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Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd
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