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Nutr Res Pract. 2015 Jun;9(3):249-55. doi: 10.4162/nrp.2015.9.3.249. Epub 2015 May 22.

The supplementation effects of peanut sprout on reduction of abdominal fat and health indices in overweight and obese women.

Nutrition research and practice

Ae Wha Ha, Woo Kyoung Kim, Jung Hwan Kim, Nam E Kang


  1. Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dankook University, Gyunggi-Do, 448-701, Korea.
  2. Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Gyeonggi-Do 461-632, Korea.
  3. Department of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University, 553 Sanseong-Daero,Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 461-632, Korea.

PMID: 26060536 PMCID: PMC4460056 DOI: 10.4162/nrp.2015.9.3.249


BACKGROUD/OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted in order to investigate the effect of peanut sprout extracts (PSE) on health indices in overweight and obese women (BMI ≥ 23 kg/m(2)).

SUBJECTS/METHODS: Subjects were divided into three groups by double-blind randomized trial; the Placebo group (n = 15) and the Low PSE group (2.6 g PSE/day, n = 15), and the High PSE group (5.8 g PSE/day, n = 15). Subjects consumed 12 capsules per day, three times a day, 30 min before meals, for 4 weeks. Anthropometric data, blood biochemical variables, and dietary intake were evaluated before and after the experiments.

RESULTS: In the Low and High PSE group, the waist circumference showed a significant decrease between pre- and post-test. In the Low PSE group, the reduction of systolic blood pressure between pre- and post-test was statistically significant. Serum LDL or triglyceride levels in both Low and High PSE groups were significantly decreased, and serum alanine transaminase and aspartate transaminase were significantly decreased only in the Low PSE group. The parameters regarding erythrocyte and leucocyte counts showed no significant differences between pre- and post-test among groups, which suggested the safety of intake of peanut sprouts as a dietary supplement.

CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that PSE supplementation improves abdominal obesity and overall health indices. Therefore, an appropriate amount of peanut sprouts may be a plausible effective agent for obesity and obesity related health problems in obese women.

Keywords: Peanut sprout; obesity; supplement; triglyceride; women


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