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Abstract Title:

Effect of Kombucha on gut-microbiota in mouse having non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Abstract Source:

Food Sci Biotechnol. 2019 Feb ;28(1):261-267. Epub 2018 Jul 12. PMID: 30815318

Abstract Author(s):

Youngmi Jung, Inyoung Kim, Mohamed Mannaa, Jinnyun Kim, Sihyung Wang, Inmyoung Park, Jieun Kim, Young-Su Seo

Article Affiliation:

Youngmi Jung


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver disorders. Possible links have been recently found between the gut-microbiota and the host metabolism in development of NAFLD and obesity. Therefore, understanding the changes in intestinal microbiota during the progression of NAFLD, is important. In this study, the effect of Kombucha tea (KT), obtained by microbial fermentation of sugared black tea, was investigated on gut-microbiota during the progression of NAFLD. The results indicated a decrease in Erysipelotrichia class by treatment with KT in comparison to the methionine/choline-deficient (MCD)-fed db/db mice.,andgenera, were only detected in MCD-fed db/db mice and were decreased after treatment with KT, whereaswas more abundant in MCD + KT-fed mice than in MCD only-fed mice and, was found only in the MCD + KT-fed mice group. Our results demonstrated that the change of intestinal microbiota was influenced by KT intake, contributing to combat NAFLD.

Study Type : Animal Study

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