Discuss about the Data Science Workshop for Evaluation of the Information.
On October 4th 2017, the timesnownews uploaded a piece of information on their digital portal discussing about garlic and honey’s effectiveness in reducing fat from the human body (Times Now Digital 2017). This news article claimed that researchers has claimed this fat cutting property of garlic cloves in combination with honey and discussed the anti-oxidant property of garlic can enhance the fat burning property of honey (Times Now Digital 2017). To critically evaluate the argument, two research articles have been included in the process
Seo et al. (2012) conducted a research to identify the effect of aged garlic extract (AGE), with or without exercise on body fat, lipid concentration and oxidative stress due to high fat diet. They conducted the research on 45 rats (divided in 2 groups) and fed them with high fat diet with exercise and without exercise. The researchers found that exercise+AGE was able to decrease the accumulation of visceral fat than the controlled group. Further, Erejuwa, Sulaiman and Wahab (2012) conducted a review to understand the effect of honey in fat loss. While determining the ability of honey, they found that increased amount of honey consumption, decreases the serum concentration of glucose, which ultimately reduces the absorption of sugars in body tissues, leading to decrease the weight gradually.
Finally from this discussion of both the papers, it was determined that researchers also found the fat burning ability of garlic and honey individually, however: the combining effect of garlic clove and honey to accelerate weight loss is still a topic of research and hence, the media report should be rejected on the basis of lack of proper evidence.
Erejuwa, O.O., Sulaiman, S.A. and Wahab, M.S.A., 2012. Fructose might contribute to the hypoglycemic effect of honey. Molecules, 17(2), pp.1900-1915.
Seo, D.Y., Lee, S., Figueroa, A., Kwak, Y.S., Kim, N., Rhee, B.D., Ko, K.S., Bang, H.S., Baek, Y.H. and Han, J., 2012. Aged garlic extract enhances exercise-mediated improvement of metabolic parameters in high fat diet-induced obese rats. Nutrition research and practice, 6(6), pp.513-519.
Times Now Digital 2017. Eating raw garlic cloves with honey can help you lose weight. [online] TimesNow. Available at: https://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/eating-raw-garlic-cloves-with-honey-can-help-you-lose-weight/100701 [Accessed 6 Mar. 2018].