Assess of the changes of immune function on obese after using oat weight-loss meals

Yi Wen Chien, Yi Fang Chen, Chwen Ming Shin, Pei Ju Chien, Suh Ching Yang, Ming-Che Hsieh

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β-Glucans have been documented to enhance the activities of both the nonspecific and the specific immune system. Our experiment was to exploration the effects of immunity of obese patient using commercial oatmeal weight-loss meal replacement. Commercial oatmeal weight-loss meals replace two usual meals of one day and participants were required to control the total calories intake within 1200 kcal per day. Ten participants were admitted to the study whose averages of age were 48.9 ± 11.5 years. Before the experiments, their average body weight and body mass index (BMI) were 65.6 ± 6.8 kg and 27.7 ± 2.1 kg/m2, respectively. After a twelve-weeks experimental period, the immune measurements of natural kill cell cytotoxicity (%) were significantly increasing (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-236
Number of pages7
JournalNutritional Sciences Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


  • Immunity
  • Low calorie diet
  • Oats
  • Obesity
  • Weight-loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science


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