Short communication: Pet foods with yeast hydrolysate can reduce body weight and increase girth in beagle dogs

Jae Hwan Kim, Eun Young Jung, Yang Hee Hong, Song Hwan Bae, Jin Man Kim, Dong Ouk Noh, Tsutomu Nozaki, Toshitada Inoue, Hyung Joo Suh

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Beagle dogs fed pet foods that included yeast hydrolysate (YH) were used in the present study to assess the possible use of YH as a functional anti-obesity ingredient in pet food. The change in weight and girth in the YH groups was significantly (P<0.05) lower than that in the control. Plasma malondialdehyde was significantly (P<0.05) lower in the YH groups compared with that in the control. Plasma levels of the reduced form of glutathione were significantly (P<0.05) higher in the YH groups than those in the control. Therefore, YH could be recommended as an anti-obesity functional feed source for dogs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Animal Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1



  • Beagle dog
  • Body weight
  • Obesity
  • Pet food
  • Yeast hydrolysate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Animals

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