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Flavonoids, Potential Bioactive Compounds, and Non-Shivering Thermogenesis

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Food and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
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Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Pukyong National University, Busan, 48513, Korea
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Department of Applied Science and Technology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
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Nutrients 2018, 10(9), 1168; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10091168
Received: 6 July 2018 / Revised: 15 August 2018 / Accepted: 18 August 2018 / Published: 25 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Bioactives and Human Health)
Obesity results from the body having either high energy intake or low energy expenditure. Based on this energy equation, scientists have focused on increasing energy expenditure to prevent abnormal fat accumulation. Activating the human thermogenic system that regulates body temperature, particularly non-shivering thermogenesis in either brown or white adipose tissue, has been suggested as a promising solution to increase energy expenditure. Together with the increasing interest in understanding the mechanism by which plant-derived dietary compounds prevent obesity, flavonoids were recently shown to have the potential to regulate non-shivering thermogenesis. In this article, we review the latest research on flavonoid derivatives that increase energy expenditure through non-shivering thermogenesis. View Full-Text
Keywords: non-shivering thermogenesis; brown adipose tissue; beige adipocytes; obesity; flavonoids non-shivering thermogenesis; brown adipose tissue; beige adipocytes; obesity; flavonoids
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Kang, H.W.; Lee, S.G.; Otieno, D.; Ha, K. Flavonoids, Potential Bioactive Compounds, and Non-Shivering Thermogenesis. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1168.

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