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Anti-obesity effects of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2015
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Title
Anti-obesity effects of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12906-015-0859-1
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Sun-Young Kim, Mi-Ra Oh, Min-Gul Kim, Han-Jeoung Chae, Soo-Wan Chae

Abstract

Obesity is a major health problem. A food field research that has recently aroused considerable interest is the potential of natural products to counteract obesity. Yerba Mate may be helpful in reducing body weight and fat. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of Yerba Mate supplementation in Korean subjects with obesity. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted. Subjects with obesity (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 but < 35 kg/m(2) and waist-hip ratio (WHR) ≥ 0.90 for men and ≥ 0.85 for women) were given oral supplements of Yerba Mate capsules (n = 15) or placebos (n = 15) for 12 weeks. Subjects take three capsules per each meal, total three times in a day (3 g/day). Measured outcomes were efficacy (abdominal fat distribution, anthropometric parameters and blood lipid profiles) and safety (adverse events, laboratory test results and vital signs). During 12 weeks of Yerba Mate supplementation, decreases in body fat mass (P = 0.036) and percent body fat (P = 0.030) compared to the placebo group were statistically significant. WHR was significantly decreased (P = 0.004) in the Yerba Mate group compared to the placebo group. No clinically significant changes in any safety parameters were observed. Yerba Mate supplementation decreased body fat mass, percent body fat and WHR. Yerba Mate was a potent anti-obesity reagent that did not produce significant adverse effects. These results suggested that Yerba Mate supplementation may be effective for treating obese individuals. ClinicalTrials.gov: ( NCT01778257 ).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Uruguay 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 145 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 18%
Student > Master 20 14%
Researcher 14 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 24 16%
Unknown 41 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 6%
Chemistry 8 5%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 51 34%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 May 2021.
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