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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 122-127

Effect of Diet Therapy and Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul) on Obesity- A Comparative Clinical Study

Anand Katti1, Anitha C2

1Associate Professor, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore
2Asst. Professor, DOS in Food science and Nutrition, Karnataka State Open University, Mysore

Corresponding Author: Anand Katti


Background and Objectives: The prevalence of excess weight gain is a global health problem. Obesity is a risk factor for many cardiovascular and other ailments. Diet therapy is a principal therapy which focuses on reduction in food intake. Guggulu is the principal ingredient of several Ayurvedic formulations used for obesity. In this background the present study was intended to evaluate the efficacy of guggulu and dietary counseling in obesity.
Methodology: It was a randomized, parallel group, single centre, comparative clinical study. All norms of Good Clinical Practice and ethics were abided. The patients were randomly assigned in two groups. To subjects of one group, dietary counseling was advised, whereas other group subjects received guggulu, 3grams per day for 30 days. Weight, BMI, Waist Circumference and Waist Hip Ratio were considered as parameters. Descriptive statistics and t test were employed.
Results and conclusion: Since the compliance with the dietary guidelines was strictly followed only 24subjects completed the study in dietary counseling group. In other group B 31 subjects completed the trial. The dietary counseling reduced the weight, BMI, Waist Circumference and Waist Hip Ratio significantly where as Guggulu did not show efficacy on these parameters.

Key words: Obesity, Dietary Counseling, Guggulu.

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