Anti-stress and anti-fatigue effect of fermented rice bran
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2002
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Volume 16, Issue 7, pages 700–702, November 2002
How to Cite
Kim, K. M., Yu, K. W., Kang, D. H. and Suh, H. J. (2002), Anti-stress and anti-fatigue effect of fermented rice bran. Phytother. Res., 16: 700–702. doi: 10.1002/ptr.1019
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2002
- Article first published online: 30 OCT 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Received: 14 MAR 2001
- rice bran;
- Saccharomyces cerevisae
The anti-stress and anti-fatigue effects of a hot water extract of fermented rice bran (FRB) were investigated with Saccharomyces cerevisae IFO 2346 on rats or mice. Oral administration (1 g/kg/day) of a hot water extract of FRB inhibited major changes in weight of the adrenal, thymus, spleen and thyroid, showing the anti-stress effect. A hot water extract of FRB also inhibited the increase of GPT and LDH activity, cholesterol and serum glucose levels. Administration (1 g/kg/day) for 2 weeks significantly prolonged the swimming time, resulting in an increase of the anti-fatigue effect. From these results, it can be considered that FRB has an anti-stress and anti-fatigue effect. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.