Effect of the Consumption of an Enriched Surimi in Abdominal Visceral Adiposity


Technological Centre of Nutrition and Health, Spain

Status and phase

Phase 2


Obesity, Abdominal


Combination Product: Placebo
Combination Product: Surimi intervention

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The finding that the combination of the inactivated probiotic Bifidobacterium Lactis (BPL1), inulin as a source of soluble fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in a surimi matrix has positive effects on visceral adiposity , insulin resistance and plasma tryclycerides in a preclinical model of rats that present obesity induced by diet is the basis of the present hypothesis. This finding is based on the fact that these three bioactive compounds exert these effects through sensibly different and complementary mechanisms, which suggests that their combined use may have synergistic effects. On this basis the present hypothesis is posed: the consumption of surimi enriched with inactivated probiotic BPL1, inulin and omega-3 fatty acids, in the same doses that have been effective in obese rats (SIAP), can induce a reduction of more than 5% of visceral adipose tissue, being clinically relevant in people with abdominal obesity. If the effect on abdominal obesity is associated or not with a lower glycemia and / or absorption of fats induced by the consumption of surimi can be evaluated by monitoring these parameters for 4 hours after the ingestion of a breakfast high in fat. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the consumption of surimi enriched with the probiotic BPL1, inulin and omega-3 fatty acids, on visceral abdominal adiposity in people with abdominal obesity.


120 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Men and women over 18 years of age with a waist circumference ≥102 cm in men and ≥88 cm in women.
  • Sign the informed consent.

Exclusion criteria

  • Having any condition incompatible with nuclear magnetic resonance (RNM) tests, such as metallic implants or sensitive to magnetic fields, pacemakers or suffering from claustrophobia.
  • Having diabetes (glucose ≥ 126 mg / dL).
  • BMI values ≥ 40 kg / m2
  • Waist circumference> 150 cm.
  • Present dyslipidemia (LDL cholesterol ≥ 189 mg / dL and / or triglycerides ≥ 350 mg / dL).
  • Take supplements or multivitamin supplements or phytotherapeutic products that interfere with the treatment under study.
  • Present chronic alcoholism.
  • Present some chronic gastrointestinal disease.
  • Present intolerances and / or food allergies related to the study product.
  • Presenting anemia (hemoglobin ≤13 g / dL in men and ≤12 g / dL in women)
  • Present some chronic disease in clinical manifestation.
  • Being pregnant or intending to become pregnant.
  • Be in breastfeeding period.
  • Participate in or have participated in a clinical trial or nutritional intervention study in the last 30 days prior to inclusion in the study.
  • Follow a hypocaloric diet and / or pharmacological treatment for weight loss.
  • Suffer eating disorders.
  • Being unable to follow the study guidelines.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Triple Blind

120 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Placebo Comparator group
Combination Product: Placebo
Surimi intervention
Experimental group
Combination Product: Surimi intervention

Trial contacts and locations



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