The Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 712–714 | Cite as

Effects of Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17 on body weight and adipose tissue mass in diet-induced overweight rats

  • Ji-Hee Kang
  • Sung-Il Yun
  • Han-Oh ParkEmail author


We investigated the weight-gain suppressive effect of Lactobacillus gasseri BNR17 isolated from human breast milk. Rats were fed a high-carbohydrate diet and administered BNR17 (BNR17 group) twice daily for twelve weeks. Changes were observed in body weight and white adipose tissue mass. The percent increase in body weight (P=0.0331) and fat pad mass (P<0.01) was significantly lower in the BNR17 group, and the FER was moderately lower (P=0.0769). These data suggest that BNR17 can prevent diet-induced overweight and may become an alternative method for treating weight problems and obesity.


probiotics body weight gain breast milk white adipose tissue 


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  1. 1.R&D CenterBIONEER Co.DaejeonRepublic of Korea

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