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Abstract Title:

Anti-Obesity and Anti-Diabetic Effects of.

Abstract Source:

Mar Drugs. 2019 Mar 29 ;17(4). Epub 2019 Mar 29. PMID: 30934943

Abstract Author(s):

Hye-Won Yang, K H N Fernando, Jae-Young Oh, Xining Li, You-Jin Jeon, BoMi Ryu

Article Affiliation:

Hye-Won Yang


Obesity is associated with several health complications and can lead to the development of metabolic syndrome. Some of its deleterious consequences are related to insulin resistance, which adversely affects blood glucose regulation. At present, there is a growing concern regarding healthy food consumption, owing to awareness about obesity. Seaweeds are well-known for their nutritional benefits. The brown alga(IO) has been studied as a dietary supplement and exhibits various biological activities in vitro and in vivo. The bioactive compounds isolated from IO extract are known to possess anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties, elicited via the regulation of lipid metabolism and glucose homeostasis. This review focuses on IO extract and its bioactive compounds that exhibit therapeutic effects through several cellular mechanisms in obesity and diabetes. The information discussed in the present review may provide evidence to develop nutraceuticals from IO.

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