Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2014


Publishing date
04 Jul 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Feb 2014

1National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon, India

2School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Richmond, NSW, Australia

3Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA


Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2014

Description

Modernization of life style and dietary habits has given birth to enemies of mankind such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes. These modern-day diseases are taking epidemic proportion across the globe affecting both developed as well as developing countries. Taken together, these diseases claim the highest number of deaths worldwide leaving behind cancer. Although various synthetic drugs are available for treatment of hyperlipidemia/hypercholesterolemia and related disorders such as obesity, steatohepatitis, and atherosclerosis, ironically manifestation of side effects greatly limited their usage. Further, synthetic antidiabetic and hypolipidemic drugs are also unable to alleviate the pleiotropic effects of these metabolic disorders. On the other hand, herbal medicines are gaining increasing popularity and recognition in the management of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes because of their minimal side effects. Thus, herbal medicines represent future hope for the pharmacological management of these diseases due to their multicomponent, multitarget actions.

We invite investigators to submit original research and review articles on preclinical and clinical evaluation of natural products as therapy for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. The topic would include medicinal plants, natural products, and herbal medicine in Asia, Ayurvedic, and other countries. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies on antidiabetic and antiobesity potential of herbal extracts/compounds using in vitro and in vivo experimental models
  • Clinical trials/reports on the efficacy of medicinal plants/natural products for the prevention/treatment of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes
  • Natural products for diabetic complications and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Role of natural products in ameliorating oxidative stress and inflammatory conditions associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type II diabetes
  • Safety evaluation of known antidiabetic and antiobesity plants/natural products

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/omd14/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 392681
  • - Editorial

Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2014

Menaka C. Thounaojam | Srinivas Nammi | Ravirajsinh Jadeja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 985042
  • - Research Article

Tinospora crispa Ameliorates Insulin Resistance Induced by High Fat Diet in Wistar Rats

Mohd Nazri Abu | Suhana Samat | ... | Hamzah Fansuri Hassan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 747982
  • - Review Article

Ancient Records and Modern Research on the Mechanisms of Chinese Herbal Medicines in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Hai-ming Zhang | Feng-xia Liang | Rui Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 156398
  • - Research Article

Screening for Bioactive Metabolites in Plant Extracts Modulating Glucose Uptake and Fat Accumulation

Rime B. El-Houri | Dorota Kotowska | ... | Kathrine B. Christensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 943713
  • - Review Article

A Review of the Efficacy and Safety of Litramine IQP-G-002AS, an Opuntia ficus-indica Derived Fiber for Weight Management

Pee-Win Chong | Kai-Zhia Lau | ... | Ralf Uebelhack
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 645812
  • - Research Article

Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) Exhibits Antidiabetic Activities in a Mouse Model of Diet-Induced Obesity

Hoda M. Eid | Meriem Ouchfoun | ... | Pierre S. Haddad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 415097
  • - Research Article

Ethanol Extract of Alismatis rhizome Inhibits Adipocyte Differentiation of OP9 Cells

Yeon-Ju Park | Mi-Seong Kim | ... | Kang-Beom Kwon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 648308
  • - Review Article

Herbal Medicines for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Current Scenario and Future Prospects

Ravirajsinh Jadeja | Ranjitsinh V. Devkar | Srinivas Nammi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 718379
  • - Research Article

Decaffeinated Green Coffee Bean Extract Attenuates Diet-Induced Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Mice

Su Jin Song | Sena Choi | Taesun Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 293961
  • - Review Article

The Active Role of Leguminous Plant Components in Type 2 Diabetes

Monika Gętek | Natalia Czech | ... | Ewa Nowakowska-Zajdel
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