30Mar 2017


  • Clinical Nutrition department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Umm Al Qurauniversity, Makkah.
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Background: Obesity is a global epidemic and consequently many individuals are seeking strategies to reduce their body weight. These strategies may include weight-loss food supplements, including plant food supplements PFS, such as appetite suppressants or those increasing resting metabolism. PFS that claim to contribute to weight loss are marketed worldwide and readily available over the Internet. This increased usage has coincided with a resurgence of interest in nutritional therapy and complementary and alternative medicine. Marjoram is one of the most familiar kitchen herbs. Marjoram is gastrointestinal tract stimulant, tonic, carminative, hypoglycemic and diuretic as well as antibacterial and as antioxidant. Objectives: The present work was designed to study the effects of marjoram on weight reduction in obese and overweight humans. Methodology: The study was conducted on 64 healthy students, female students were from Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, and male from College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.40 students consume marjoram one month. Anthropometric measurements were done before and after marjoram consumption. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software version 20. Results: The obtained data showed most of student?s preferred strategy of physical activity and diet to reduce their weight. A significant reduction on body weight after one month of consuming marjoram was observed. Conclusion and Recommendation: The present study suggested that marjoram has effective herb on weight reduction.

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[Doaa R. Negm, Abeer A. Sonbul, Elham A. Bantan, Hasan S. Bukhari, Shahd M. Basalamah, Abdulrahman M. Basfar and Marah S. Mandourah. (2017); ASSESS THE EFFICIENCY OF MARJORAM ON WEIGHT CONTROL AND BODY COMPOSITION OF MALE AND FEMALE ADULT STUDENTS. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (Mar). 1898-1906] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Doaa Rafat Negm
assistant professor


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/3708      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/3708