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Volume: 6, Issue: 6, Nov-Dec, 2018
DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2018.60611

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Hypolipidemic effects of Lysinibacillus sphaericus fermented tomato and carrot juices in high-fat diet-fed albino Wistar rats

Naga Sivudu Seelam, Umamahesh Katike, Peddanna Kotha, Harika Akula, Vijaya Sarathi Reddy Obulam

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We have conducted the present study to evaluate the effect of probioticated tomato juice (PTJ), probioticated carrot juice (PCJ), and their mixed juices (PCT) containing Lysinibacillus sphaericus on high-fat diet (HFD)-fed albino Wistar rats. Eight groups consisting of 6 rats each were designed in the experiments and orally administered the above probioticated juices (at 1–2 mL per rat) to HFD-fed rats for 28 days. This included a group maintained on normal control diet (NCD), HFD, and an experimental control group maintained using lovastatin (at 5 mg/kg body weight). After feeding the rats, the lipid profile of the blood serum was studied in all the eight groups. HFD-fed rats showed elevated lipid profile levels as compared to NCD-fed rats. Probioticated juices reversed the elevated lipid profile levels to near normal in HFD-fed rats. This hypolipidemic effect was more significant in PCJ-fed (2 mL/rat) groups than the other groups. On treatment with the PTJ, PCJ and PCT showed the lowering of body weights when compared to HFD group.


Probiotication, Tomato, Carrot, Lysinibacillus sphaericus, High-fat diet, Albino Wistar rats, Hypolipidemic activity.

Citation: Seelam NS, Katike U, Kotha P, Akula H, Obulam VSR. Hypolipidemic effects of Lysinibacillus sphaericus fermented tomato and carrot juices in high-fat diet-fed albino Wistar rats. J App Biol Biotech. 2018;6(06):64-70. DOI: 10.7324/JABB.2018.60611

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