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Molecules 2016, 21(10), 1351; doi:10.3390/molecules21101351

Natural Dietary and Herbal Products in Anti-Obesity Treatment

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Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
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Agricultural Biotechnology Center, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
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Academic Editors: Min-Hsiung Pan and Filomena Conforti
Received: 2 September 2016 / Revised: 2 October 2016 / Accepted: 7 October 2016 / Published: 11 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Natural Products in Anti-Obesity Therapy)
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Abstract

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is on the rise around the world. Common comorbidities associated with obesity, particularly diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease have an impact on social and financial systems. Appropriate lifestyle and behavior interventions are still the crucial cornerstone to weight loss success, but maintaining such a healthy lifestyle is extremely challenging. Abundant natural materials have been explored for their obesity treatment potential and widely used to promote the development of anti-obesity products. The weight loss segment is one of the major contributors to the overall revenue of the dietary supplements market. In this review, the anti-obesity effects of different dietary or herbal products, and their active ingredients and mechanisms of action against obesity will be discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: anti-obesity; weight loss; phytochemicals; dietary supplements; mechanism anti-obesity; weight loss; phytochemicals; dietary supplements; mechanism
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Sun, N.-N.; Wu, T.-Y.; Chau, C.-F. Natural Dietary and Herbal Products in Anti-Obesity Treatment. Molecules 2016, 21, 1351.

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