The Beneficial Effects of Quercetin, Curcumin, and Resveratrol in Obesity

Yueshui Zhao, Bo Chen, Jing Shen, Lin Wan, Yinxin Zhu, Tao YI, Zhangang Xiao*

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, obesity has been one of the major public health concerns in most countries. In the search for new molecules that could be used for the treatment of obesity, good perspectives have been opened up for polyphenols, a class of natural bioactive phytochemicals. Experimental and limited clinical trial evidence supports that some polyphenols such as quercetin, curcumin, and resveratrol have potential benefit functions on obesity treatment. This brief review focuses on the main functions of the above-named polyphenols on adipose tissue. These polyphenols may play beneficial effects on adipose tissue under obese condition by alleviating intracellular oxidative stress, reducing chronic low-grade inflammation, inhibiting adipogenesis and lipogenesis, and suppressing the differentiation of preadipocytes to mature adipocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1459497
JournalOxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Volume2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Ageing
  • Cell Biology

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