Polyphenols as Suitable Control for Obesity and Diabetes
Dasha Mihaylova1, Aneta Popova2, Iordanka Alexieva2, Albert Krastanov1, Anna Lante3, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 219
Last Page: 228
Publisher ID: TOBIOTJ-12-219
Article History:Received Date: 7/7/2018
Revision Received Date: 7/9/2018
Acceptance Date: 11/9/2018
Electronic publication date: 28/09/2018
Collection year: 2018
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Modern life is characterized by physical inactivity and poor food choices, which is often a prerequisite for unhealthy weight gain and overweight/obesity. These factors unlock the emergence of a number of diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular problems, different types of cancer, etc.
The pursuit of scientists to seek strategies to prevent, relieve and cure the patient leads to the usage of natural compounds of potential beneficial effect. Polyphenols are a large group of naturally occurring secondary metabolites mainly found in plants and beverages. The presence of these secondary metabolites seems to decrease the manifestation of miscellaneous disease-causing symptoms.
The purpose of this review is to synthesize information about polyphenols and their potential in controlling obesity and diabetes. Polyphenols are considered as health-beneficial sources and thus could be involved in novel strategies for preventing diabetes and obesity complications.