We examined the beneficial effects and tolerance of yacon syrup on human health. Methods: Obese and slightly dyslipidemic pre-menopausal women were studied over a day period in a double-blind placebo-controlled experiment. We used two doses of yacon syrup, 0. At the start and end of the study, anthropometric measurements, blood glucose, calcium, lipid and insulin concentrations and Homeostasis Model Assessment index were determined.
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We examined the beneficial effects and tolerance of yacon syrup on human health. Methods: Obese and slightly dyslipidemic pre-menopausal women were studied over a day period in a double-blind placebo-controlled experiment.
We used two doses of yacon syrup, 0. At the start and end of the study, anthropometric measurements, blood glucose, calcium, lipid and insulin concentrations and Homeostasis Model Assessment index were determined.
Results: The recommended daily consumption of yacon syrup with no undesirable gastrointestinal effects is 0. Daily intake of yacon syrup produced a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index.
Additionally, decrease in fasting serum insulin and Homeostasis Model Assessment index was observed. The consumption of yacon syrup increased defecation frequency and satiety sensation. Fasting glucose and serum lipids were not affected by syrup treatment and the only positive effect was found in serum LDL-cholesterol levels. Conclusions: Yacon syrup is a good source of fructooligosaccharides and its long-term consumption produced beneficial health effects on obese pre-menopausal women with insulin resistance.
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Yacon tuberous root Smallanthus sonchifolius : cultivation potentialities, technological and nutritional aspects. E-mail: isabellesantana yahoo. Yacon Smallanthus sonchifolius is a plant that belongs to Asteraceae family, originated from Andean regions. The tubers contain high water content, reduced energetic value and, unlikely most tuberous species which store the carbohydrates in the form of starch, yacon has fructooligosaccharides FOS as its main reserve carbohydrate, being highlighted by its bifidogenic activity. This paper presents a literature review on many aspects about this specie, such as historical origin, botanical features, chemical composition and post harvest effects.
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