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Grains of paradise (Aframomum melegueta) extract activates brown adipose tissue and increases whole-body energy expenditure in

Nutrition
Author
J Sugita et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Japan

Journal : British Journal of Nutrition

Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is responsible for cold-and diet-induced thermogenesis, and thereby contributes to the control of whole-body energy expenditure (EE) and body fat content. BAT activity can be assessed by fluoro-2-deoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) in human subjects. Grains of paradise (GP, Aframomum melegueta), a species of the ginger family, contain pungent, aromatic ketones such as 6-paradol, 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol. An alcohol extract of GP seeds and 6-paradol are known to activate …
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