Effect of dietary bioactive compounds on nocturnal fat oxidation among normal and overweight young adult males (Funded by: Intramural Funding)

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing and it is equally affecting developing countries like India. To combat a problem like this, a number of efforts have been made to increase energy expenditure and reduced dietary intake to maintain energy balance. A number of studies have been conducted to understand the impact of certain pharmaceutical compounds to decrease body weight. However, these do not come without any side-effects. Recently, there has been great interest in utilizing dietary bioactive compounds to increase energy expenditure and reduce body weight by increasing fat oxidation. However, these were not examined in the state when body glycogen stores are low, which can happen during night time. Therefore, the study is aimed at assessing the effect of dietary bioactive compounds in nocturnal fat oxidation of young adult males.