Processed Panax ginseng, sun ginseng, inhibits the differentiation and proliferation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and fat accumulation in C. elegans

Heat processed ginseng, Sun ginseng (SG), has been reported to have improved therapeutic properties compared to raw forms, such as increased efficiencies of anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hyperglycemic effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-obesity effects of SG through the suppression of cell differentiation and proliferation of mouse 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells and the lipid accumulation in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans).