The Effects of Akkermansia Munciniphila on Serotonin and Fetuin-A Hormone Levels and Some Biometric Parameters in Obese Patients

  • Fakhri Alajeeli Al-Hikma University College D, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Serotonin, body weight, lipid profile, Obesity, Probiotics, Fetuin-A

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to determine the anti-obesity effects of Akkermansia munciniphila  on some biometric measurements. 40 patients were divided into two groups, each with 20 patients; G1 group consumed the probiotic of A. munciphila   and G2   consumed placebo capsules. The results  showed significant effects on the body weight (p≤ 0.001), which was reduced by a range of -2.29 to -0.7, whereas non-significant differences were observed in the Waist circumferance  . The study also showed significant differences (p≤0.001) between the two groups in the levels of cholesterol (287 vs. 285 mg/dl) , whereas the level of  Triglyceride  significantly  decreased  in the treated patients (p≤0.001). No significant differences were observed in the concentration of fat.  There were also  significant differences in the levels of fetuin-A  (p≤0.020) and serotonin ( p≤ 0.039 ).  The consumption of the probiotic of A. muciniphila  was proved to be beneficial for human health, while further studies are needed to explore more effects.

Published
2020-12-29
How to Cite
Alajeeli, F. (2020). The Effects of Akkermansia Munciniphila on Serotonin and Fetuin-A Hormone Levels and Some Biometric Parameters in Obese Patients. Iraqi Journal of Science, 61(12), 3172-3178. https://doi.org/10.24996/ijs.2020.61.12.4
Section
Biology