Japanese mushroom consumption alters the lipid metabolomic profile of high-fat diet-fed mice

Takamitsu Shimizu, Koichiro Mori, Hitoshi Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Tsuduki

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    Mushrooms are familiar ingredients in Japanese cuisine and large numbers are consumed in Japan. Recently, we reported that the consumption of Japanese mushrooms suppressed the accumulation of visceral fat. The purpose of this study was to examine the alteration of lipid metabolism by Japanese mushrooms consumption in high-fat diet (HFD) mice. Multivariate analysis of serum, liver, adipose tissue, cecal contents, large intestinal and fecal lipids showed differing compositions in the mice that had consumed HFD or HFD supplemented with 3% freeze-dried mushroom mixture (HFMD). There were higher concentrations of diacylglycerol in the adipose tissue, non-esterified fatty acids in the serum, and triacylglycerol in the feces of the HFMD group. These results suggest that mushroom consumption promotes the degradation of lipids in visceral fat and limits the absorption of food lipids. Moreover, the HFMD group demonstrated higher concentrations of phospholipids, some of which contained odd-chain fatty acids. Thus, we speculated that the alteration of lipid metabolism in mice such that mushroom consumption prevent obesity progression, as demonstrated by metabolomic analysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere04438
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul


    • Food science
    • Japanese mushroom
    • Lipid profile
    • Metabolome
    • Obesity

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