BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Fig 2

Clinical Study

Prebiotic Effect of Lycopene and Dark Chocolate on Gut Microbiome with Systemic Changes in Liver Metabolism, Skeletal Muscles and Skin in Moderately Obese Persons

Figure 2

Bacterial relative abundance (Phylum level) of the different intervention groups before and after the 4 weeks of intervention as determined by 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. (Group I) fortified with 7 mg lycopene - 10 g dark chocolate 7 mg DCL, (Group II) 7 mg of lycopene in a capsule 7 mg GAL-MSFA, (Group III) 30 mg of lycopene in cardiovascular GAL-MSFA, (Group IV) 30 mg lycopene liver targeting/liver health GAL-PUFA. (Group V) 10 g of dark chocolate DC.