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➥BETA-GLUCANS' EFFECTS ON INSULIN-RESISTANT OBESE DOGS
SERUM GLP-1 CONCENTRATIONS OF
NOTE: Groups A and B do not differ according to t-Student test (p < 0.05).
SOURCE: Current research, "Beta-glucans' effects on insulin-resistant obese dogs," 2018.
FIGURE 1: According to research results, appetite
regulating hormone GLP-1 was affected by the dogs'
food being supplemented with beta-glucans.
The mechanisms involved in the development of many
of the mentioned alterations rely on the characterization of
adipocytes as members of an active endocrine tissue (Balis-
treri et al., 2010). Therefore, adipose tissue also participates
in mechanisms of inflammation and immunity, with
production and release of a wide range of pro-inflammatory factors such as interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis
factor alpha (TNF-α), and suppression of anti-inflammatory factors such as adiponectin as well as other cytokines.
Weight loss can reduce these changes, the severity
of complications and even normalize the alterations acquired by overweight status. The success of
treatment depends on the promotion of weight loss
and effective maintenance of lean weight; thus, it is
necessary to induce a negative energy balance state
by means of caloric restriction (Cloetens et al., 2012;
Floerchinger et al., 2015). Satiety plays a major role
during this process concerning the animal and its
owner, since the manifestation of hunger, which
consequently leads the animal to seek and beg for
food, often compromises the continuation of the
program (Weber et al., 2007).
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