Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2016


Publishing date
26 Aug 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Apr 2016

1Georgia Regents University, Augusta, USA

2University of Western Sydney, Richmond, Australia


Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2016

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

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9072345
  • - Editorial

Natural Products for the Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes 2016

Menaka C. Thounaojam | Srinivas Nammi | Ravirajsinh Jadeja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5473015
  • - Research Article

The Efficacy and Safety of Chinese Herbal Decoction in Type 2 Diabetes: A 5-Year Retrospective Study

Jiaxing Tian | Fengmei Lian | ... | Xiaolin Tong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7121356
  • - Research Article

Randomized, Double-Blinded, Double-Dummy, Active-Controlled, and Multiple-Dose Clinical Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Mulberry Twig (Ramulus Mori, Sangzhi) Alkaloid Tablet and Acarbose in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Mengyi Li | Xuemin Huang | ... | Xuezhi Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5123519
  • - Research Article

Miconia sp. Increases mRNA Levels of PPAR Gamma and Inhibits Alpha Amylase and Alpha Glucosidase

David Mizael Ortíz-Martinez | Catalina Rivas-Morales | ... | Catalina Leos-Rivas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3593951
  • - Research Article

The Therapeutic Effect of Berberine in the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Meta-Analysis

Xiaoyun Wei | Chunyan Wang | ... | Lili Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4867092
  • - Research Article

Antcin K, a Triterpenoid Compound from Antrodia camphorata, Displays Antidiabetic and Antihyperlipidemic Effects via Glucose Transporter 4 and AMP-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphorylation in Muscles

Yueh-Hsiung Kuo | Cheng-Hsiu Lin | ... | Chang-Syun Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7312472
  • - Research Article

A Fomitopsis pinicola Jeseng Formulation Has an Antiobesity Effect and Protects against Hepatic Steatosis in Mice with High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity

Hoe-Yune Jung | Yosep Ji | ... | Bo-Hwa Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4701890
  • - Research Article

Metabolomic Analysis of Biochemical Changes in the Plasma of High-Fat Diet and Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats after Treatment with Isoflavones Extract of Radix Puerariae

Yan Zhang | Ping Wang | ... | Yi Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7836823
  • - Research Article

A 70% Ethanol Extract of Mistletoe Rich in Betulin, Betulinic Acid, and Oleanolic Acid Potentiated β-Cell Function and Mass and Enhanced Hepatic Insulin Sensitivity

Byoung-Seob Ko | Suna Kang | ... | Sunmin Park
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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