Anti-stress and anti-fatigue effect of fermented rice bran

K. M. Kim, K. W. Yu, D. H. Kang, H. J. Suh

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The anti-stress and anti-fatigue effects of a hot water extract of fermented rice bran (I'RB) were investigated with Saccharomyces cerevisae IFO 2346 on rats or mice. Oral administration (1 g/kg/day) of a hot water extract of FRB inhibited major changes in weight of the adrenal, thymus, spleen and thyroid, showing the anti-stress effect. A hot water extract of FRB also inhibited the increase of GPT and LDH activity, cholesterol and serum glucose levels. Administration (1 g/kg/day) for 2 week, significantly prolonged the swimming time, resulting in an increase of the anti-fatigue effect. From these results, it can be considered that FRB has an anti-stress and anti-fatigue effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-702
Number of pages3
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov


  • Anti-fatigue
  • Anti-stress
  • Rice bran
  • Saccharomyces cerevisae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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