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Dietary Anthocyanins against Obesity and Inflammation

Division of Food Bioscience, College of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Konkuk University, Chungju-si 27478, Korea
Nanotechnology Research Center, Konkuk University, Chungju-si 27478, Korea
Institute of Biomedical and Health Science, Konkuk University, Chungju-si 27478, Korea
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Nutrients 2017, 9(10), 1089;
Received: 14 August 2017 / Revised: 25 September 2017 / Accepted: 25 September 2017 / Published: 1 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Effects of Polyphenol-Rich Foods on Human Health)
Chronic low-grade inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of obesity, due to its associated chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases and cancer. Thus, targeting inflammation is an attractive strategy to counter the burden of obesity-induced health problems. Recently, food-derived bioactive compounds have been spotlighted as a regulator against various chronic diseases due to their low toxicity, as opposed to drugs that induce severe side effects. Here we describe the beneficial effects of dietary anthocyanins on obesity-induced metabolic disorders and inflammation. Red cabbage microgreen, blueberry, blackcurrant, mulberry, cherry, black elderberry, black soybean, chokeberry and jaboticaba peel contain a variety of anthocyanins including cyanidins, delphinidins, malvidins, pelargonidins, peonidins and petunidins, and have been reported to alter both metabolic markers and inflammatory markers in cells, animals, and humans. This review discusses the interplay between inflammation and obesity, and their subsequent regulation via the use of dietary anthocyanins, suggesting an alternative dietary strategy to ameliorate obesity and obesity associated chronic diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: obesity; inflammation; anthocyanin; flavonoids obesity; inflammation; anthocyanin; flavonoids
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Lee, Y.-M.; Yoon, Y.; Yoon, H.; Park, H.-M.; Song, S.; Yeum, K.-J. Dietary Anthocyanins against Obesity and Inflammation. Nutrients 2017, 9, 1089.

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Lee Y-M, Yoon Y, Yoon H, Park H-M, Song S, Yeum K-J. Dietary Anthocyanins against Obesity and Inflammation. Nutrients. 2017; 9(10):1089.

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Lee, Yoon-Mi, Young Yoon, Haelim Yoon, Hyun-Min Park, Sooji Song, and Kyung-Jin Yeum. 2017. "Dietary Anthocyanins against Obesity and Inflammation" Nutrients 9, no. 10: 1089.

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