METABOLIC AND ANTIOXIDANT EFFECTS OF NIGELLA SATIVA OIL ON PREVENTION OF OBESITY DEVELOPMENT IN RATS FED HIGH-FAT DIET

Amal Didi, Radjaa K. Meziane, Fouzia Amamou, Amine Benhmidat, Daoudi Chabane Sari

Abstract


The results of this study demonstrated that Nigella sativa seeds oil is beneficial for attenuating complications of obesity and possibly preventing it because of its essential polyunsaturated fatty acids; linoleic and linolenic acids and other nutrients such as liposoluble vitamins like tocopherols and also minerals, essential amino acids, some polyphenols, terpenoïds and quinones, particularly thymoquinone that have shown potential medicinal properties in traditional medicine.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17628/ecb.2014.3.888-896

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