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The Effects of Resveratrol in the Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

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Department of Seafood Science, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan
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Institute for Translational Research in Biomedicine, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
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Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan
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Department of Traditional Medicine, Chang Gung University, Linkow 333, Taiwan
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(3), 535; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20030535
Received: 26 December 2018 / Revised: 22 January 2019 / Accepted: 24 January 2019 / Published: 28 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Benefits of Resveratrol)
Resveratrol, also known as 3,5,4′-trihydroxystilbene, is a natural polyphenol that occurs as a phytoalexin. It is produced by plant sources such as grapes, apples, blueberries, plums, peanuts, and other oilseeds. This compound has a variety of effects on human health and diseases. This review summarizes the mounting evidence that resveratrol is helpful in treating metabolic syndrome and related disorders. Resveratrol can be provided either early as a reprogramming agent or later as part of treatment. A few of the main mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of resveratrol on metabolic syndrome are outlined. This review also discusses the potential of resveratrol derivatives as a complementary or alternative medicine. In conclusion, resveratrol could be a useful regimen for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome and its related conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: resveratrol; metabolic syndrome; high-fat diet; resveratrol derivatives resveratrol; metabolic syndrome; high-fat diet; resveratrol derivatives
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Hou, C.-Y.; Tain, Y.-L.; Yu, H.-R.; Huang, L.-T. The Effects of Resveratrol in the Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 535.

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