Coleus extract suppresses food intake

Coleus extract suppresses food intake

Coleus forskohlii extract may reduce the food intake and weight gain in cafeteria-diet-fed rats as demonstrated in a new study.

Coleus forskohlii extract may reduce the food intake and weight gain in cafeteria-diet-fed rats as demonstrated in a new study published in Pharmacognosy Research (January – March 2014, Vol 6 and issue 1).

The study was conducted in department of Pharmacology, Sree Siddaganga College of Pharmacy, India. Researchers evaluated the benefit of coleus extract in cafeteria diet induced weight gain in rat model.  “Indicators such as food intake, body weight and alteration in serum lipid profiles were studied and observed effects validate that, supplementation of coleus extract with cafeteria diet could curb the appetite and supports in weight management,” said researcher Dr. Shiv and VP of Olive Lifesciences.

"These results corroborate previous human and animal studies which show that coleus support in weight management. However now we have another proof that coleus also works at appetite suppression,” added Mr Anzar, MD, of Olive Lifesciences.  

 

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