Blackcurrant anthoycanins Attenuate Weight Gain and Improve Glucoses Metabolism in Diet-Induced Obese Mice with Intact, but not Disrupted, Gut Microbiome

  • Mice on low or high-fat diets were supplemented with powdered blackcurrant extract (32% anthocyanins)  for eight weeks
  • Mice with intact gut microbiomes fed high-fat diets and supplemented with blackcurrant resulted in 8-10% less weight gain, compared to control group
  • Anthocyanin biotransformation more active in animals with intact gut microbiome

Published, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, June 2015