Abstract Title:

Mulberry leaf and its effects against obesity: A systematic review of phytochemistry, molecular mechanisms and applications.

Abstract Source:

Phytomedicine. 2024 Mar 11 ;128:155528. Epub 2024 Mar 11. PMID: 38555774

Abstract Author(s):

Ruilin Li, Jia Wang, Junyu Liu, Mingyue Li, Jingyang Lu, Jingna Zhou, Min Zhang, Nicola Ferri, Haixia Chen

Article Affiliation:

Ruilin Li


BACKGROUND: Obesity and hyperlipidemia can induce a variety of diseases, and have become major health problems worldwide. How to effectively prevent and control obesity has become one of the hot-spots of contemporary research. Mulberry leaf is the dried leaf of Morus alba L., which is approved by the Ministry of Health as a "homology of medicine and food", rich in diverse active constituents and with a variety of health effects including anti-obesity and anti-hyperlipidemia activities.

PURPOSE: The review attempts to summarize and provide the molecular basis, mechanism, safety and products for further exploration and application of mulberry leaf on the treatment on the control of weight gain and obesity.

METHODS: This review is conducted by using ScienceDirect, PubMed, CNKI and Web of Science databases following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA).

RESULTS: Based on the research progress of domestic and foreign scholars, the effective phytochemicals, molecular mechanisms and product applications of mulberry leaf in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related metabolic diseases were summarized.

CONCLUSION: Mulberry leaf has excellent medicinal and health care value in obesity treatment. However, its pharmacodynamic substance basis and molecular mechanisms need to be further studied.

Study Type : Review

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