“Obtaining bioactives for use in preventing obesity and metabolic syndrome using the fractionation of natural extracts”.
General objective: Identify, characterise and study different natural sources of bioactive components that could be used as functional foods with the potential to be applied in the treatment or prevention of obesity and/or Metabolic Syndrome (MS), one of the consequences of obesity.
Over the past 3 years, the Nutrition Research Centre (CIN-UNAV) has studied the effects of supplementing the diet with diverse natural extracts and bioactive compounds on variables related to obesity and MS.
This project has a multiple approach:
Furthermore, in collaboration with CNTA, a plant extract has been obtained and is giving good results, which is why it is being fractioned on a semi-industrial scale to provide the amount needed to try out the fractions on an obese rat model.