Mushroom in Chinese Medicine help to Treat Obesity

  • Posted on: 7 July 2015
  • By: Shalini.Sharma

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A mushroom which has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries could help treat obesity. According to the researchers at Chang Gung University in Taiwan, the fungus called Ganoderma lucidum slowed weight gain by altering bacteria in the gut in mice and could be a potential treatment of obesity.

Mushroom extract may be used as pre-biotics to reduce body weight gain, chronic inflammation and insulin resistance [type 2 diabetes] in obese individuals.

The study is published inNature Communications.


 

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