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dc.contributor.authorPontes, Mariana Chistept_BR
dc.contributor.authorHeck, Lilian Cardosopt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCoelho, Janice Carneiropt_BR
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-15T04:15:59Zpt_BR
dc.date.issued2015pt_BR
dc.identifier.issn1472-6882pt_BR
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10183/204298pt_BR
dc.description.abstractBackground: Acupuncture has been reported as a weight loss treatment for obese patients. The use of pharmacopuncture focusing on behavioral analyses has not yet been studied with the objective of treating obesity. Thus, this study aimed to assess the biochemical and behavioral effects of using pharmacopuncture techniques in obese Wistar rats. Methods: The treatments consisted in applying pharmacopuncture at the Zusanli (ST 36) and Tianshu (ST 25) points. Results: When treated with pharmacopuncture, groups HDP36 and HDP25 experienced a reduction in body weight compared to the controls, who were also fed a hypercaloric diet. In the alimentary behavior test, latency to feed did not differ between the groups. However, groups HDP36 and HDP25 consumed a smaller number of cereals bits, which suggests that inappetence was an effect of the treatment. No difference was found among the groups in the elevated plus maze test, which indicates no anxiety action of the points studied. Regarding post mortem perirenal and abdominal fat among the groups fed a hypercaloric diet, groups HDP36 and HDP25 had lower perirenal fat weight and HDP36 had lower abdominal fat weight compared to the other groups. Likewise, a reduction in cholesterol 10.1186/s12906-015-0829-7 and glucose levels was found in groups HDP36 and HDP25 compared to the other groups that were fed a hypercaloric diet, while triglycerides decreased in subgroup HDP25 Conclusions: In conclusion, the present study showed the efficacy of pharmacopuncture in weight loss of obese rats, as well as changes in biochemical and behavioral parameters.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfpt_BR
dc.language.isoengpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofBMC complementary and alternative medicine. London. Vol. 15 (Aug. 2015), 297, 9 p.pt_BR
dc.rightsOpen Accessen
dc.subjectObesityen
dc.subjectObesidadept_BR
dc.subjectAlimentary behavioren
dc.subjectTerapia por acupunturapt_BR
dc.subjectPharmacopunctureen
dc.titleBehavioral and biochemical effects of pharmacopuncture (ST 36 and ST 25) in obese ratspt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.identifier.nrb001103810pt_BR
dc.type.originEstrangeiropt_BR


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