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New mechanisms and the anti-inflammatory role of curcumin in obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases.

Authors
  • Shehzad, Adeeb
  • Ha, Taewook
  • Subhan, Fazli
  • Lee, Young Sup
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Nutrition
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
50
Issue
3
Pages
151–161
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-011-0188-1
PMID: 21442412
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The modulation of several cellular transduction pathways by curcumin has recently been extended to elucidate the molecular basis for obesity and obesity-related metabolic diseases. These findings might enable novel phytochemical treatment strategies as well as curcumin translation to the clinical practice for the treatment and prevention of obesity-related chronic diseases. Furthermore, the relatively low cost of curcumin, safety and proven efficacy make it advisable to include curcumin as part of healthy diet.

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