Full Title: Mango Supplementation Has No Effects on Inflammatory Mediators in Obese Adults
Journal: Nutrition and Metabolic Insights
Year of Publication: 2017
Publication Author(s): Shirley F Evans, Maureen Beebe, Maryam Mahmood, Sawanya Janthachotikun, Heba Eldoumi, Sandra Peterson, Mark Payton, Penelope Perkins-Veazie, Brenda J Smith, and Edralin A Lucas
This pilot study examined the effects of freeze-dried mango (Mangifera indica L.) supplementation on anthropometric measurements, lipid parameters, and inflammatory mediators in obese individuals. A total of 20 obese (body mass index [BMI]: 30-35 kg/m2) adults (11 men and 9 women), aged 20 to 50 years, received 10 g/d of ground freeze-dried mango pulp for 12 weeks. Anthropometrics, lipids, and inflammatory mediators were assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks of mango supplementation. There were no differences between baseline and final visits in inflammatory mediators, lipids, diet, physical activity, and anthropometrics. Relationships were present at baseline and final visits between adiponectin and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and between leptin and fat mass. Correlations were found after 12 weeks of mango supplementation between leptin and the following variables: waist-to-height ratio, BMI, percent fat, and fat mass. Our findings demonstrate that 12-week consumption of freeze-dried mango by obese individuals has no impact on obesity-related inflammation.
Link to Article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5621662/