Ojulari, O.V.; Lee, S.G.; Nam, J.-O. Beneficial Effects of Natural Bioactive Compounds from Hibiscus sabdariffa L. on Obesity. Molecules2019, 24, 210.
Ojulari, O.V.; Lee, S.G.; Nam, J.-O. Beneficial Effects of Natural Bioactive Compounds from Hibiscus sabdariffa L. on Obesity. Molecules 2019, 24, 210.
Obesity is a condition associated with the accumulation of excess fat in the body, energy imbalance, lipogenesis etc. which increases adipose tissue mass through adipogenesis and probes a health risk. Its prevalence has become a large burden on the world at large. One of the solutions to tackling obesity is with the use of bioactive compounds. We critically examined the effectiveness of hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) on various parameters associated with development of obesity such as; effect of HSE on body weight and energy expenditure, effect of HSE on fat accumulation, effect of HSE on lipase inhibition, effect of HSE on adipocyte differentiation/adipogenesis. This review has gathered reports on the various anti-obesity effects of HS bioactives in cell and animal models, as well as in humans. Reports have shown that hibiscus sabdariffa derived bioactives are potent in the treatment of obesity with evident reduction in body weight, inhibition of lipid accumulation and suppression of adipogenesis through PPARγ pathway and other transcriptional factors.
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