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WOC 2022

Alberto Angel Martin

Alberto Angel Martin, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Title : Effects of interventions with Golden berry (Physalis peruviana L.) on animal models of obesity.


Purpose: Golden beery (Physalis peruviana L.) is an exotic fruit exported from Colombia to different countries around the world. A review of the literature tends to demonstrate a hypoglycemic effect with an improvement in insulin sensitivity after oral ingestion of fruit extracts in animal models. However, little is known about its potential effects in weight management, and very little is known about the mechanisms involved. This study aimed to analyze the effect of Golden berry consumption as possible bioactive compounds in the control of obesity compared to an obesogenic diet. Method: Wistar rats were treated for 30 days, distributed in the following groups: CNT: control, fed with a standard diet; WD: western diet, fed an obesogenic diet (rich in fat and sugar); GB: Fed WD+40mg/kg/day Golden berry diet, respectively.

Results: WD animals increased body weight compared to the control group. However, GB animals experienced a reduction in body weight. CONCLUSION: The administration of Golden berry prevents body weight gain against an obesogenic diet, and also improves circulating insulin levels. Therefore, the consumption of Golden beer emerges as possible bioactive compounds in the control of obesity and associated alterations. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Thematic Network Project 8755 of VIE (UIS).

What will audience learn from your presentation?

  • Golden berry (Physalis peruviana L.) is a potencial funtional food.
  • Demonstrate a hypoglycaemic effect with an improvement in insulin sensitivity
  • Identifying discriminant metabolites after acute and chronic intake of golden berry
  • Showing that Golden berry intake may be associated with lipogenic mechanisms in weight loss and insulin signaling, which could reduce some risk factors related to metabolic syndrome.
  • Explain how the audience will be able to use what they learn?: The audience can use what they learn by including cape gooseberry in their diet to improve their eating habits and expect an improvement in the insulin signaling pathway.
  • How will this help the audience in their job? Increasing fruit consumption along with a healthy lifestyle will bring great benefits to metabolism and health.
  • Is this research that other faculty could use to expand their research or teaching?: Dr. Angel Gil
  • Does this provide a practical solution to a problem that could simplify or make a designer’s job more efficient?: This research provides and contributes to a practical solution to a problem like T2 diabetes.
  • Will it improve the accuracy of a design, or provide new information to assist in a design problem?: Including Golden berry in the daily diet will improve the accuracy of personalized hypoglycemic diets for the management and prevention of T2 diabetes.


Dr. Angel studied Nutrition and dietitian at the National of Colombia University, Colombia and graduated as MSc Biochemistry in 2010 in the same university. He studies at effect to consum of functional food in the gen expression to prevention of cardiovascular disease. He received his PhD degree in 2018 at the University of Balearic Island. After four year supervised by Dr Andrew Palow at the at the Institute of Alimentomic, Spain he obtained the position of an Associate Professor at the Industrial of Santander University, Colombia. He has published several research articles on nutrigenomics in SCI(E) journals.