Journal of the Korean Society of Cosmetology 2017;23(1):10-16.
Published online February 28, 2017.
어성초·삼백초 복합 추출물이 중년 여성의 비만에 미치는 효과: 체성분 및 복부비만 지표
이민경, 오수연, 김광옥
The Effect of the Extract Mixtures of Houttuynia cordata and Saururus chinensis on Obesity in Middle-aged Women: Body Composition and Index of Abdominal Obesity
Min-kyung Lee, Soo-yeon Oh, Kwang-ok Kim
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the extract mixtures of Houttuynia cordata and Saururus chinensis on the body composition and abdominal obesity in middle-aged women. The subjects were 30 middle-aged women with age 40`s~50`s who agreed to participate in this study during 12 weeks, were divided into two groups randomly (control group, n=10; case group, n=20). Case group took Houttuynia cordata/Saururus chinensis blend liquid extract mixtures (750 ml/day) and the control group take no supplemental mixture. We measured body composition and abdominal obesity indexes at 0, 4, 8 and 12 weeks. The collected data analysed by SPSS 21.0. After 12 weeks, weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat mass, percent of body fat (PBF), lean body mass, waist circumference (WC), waist hip ratio (WHR), upper abdominal circumference, lower abdominal circumference and visceral fat area (VFA) were significantly decreased in case group. When compared to the control group, subjects in case group showed significant improvement in weight, BMI, body fat mass, PBF, WC, WHR, Lower abdominal circumference and VFA during experimental period. The satisfaction levels with weight loss and abdominal size reduction were the highest. In conclusion, extract mixtures of Houttuynia cordata and Saururus chinensis can be helpful of improving body composition and decreasing abdominal obesity in middle-aged women.
Key Words: Abdominal obesity, Body compositon, Dysmenorrhea, Houttuynia cordata, Middle-aged women, Saururus chinensis
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