Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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


Publishing date
05 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2013

1National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Gurgaon 122 050, India

2Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA


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

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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 871018
  • - Editorial

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

Menaka C. Thounaojam | Srinivas Nammi | Ravirajsinh Jadeja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 795072
  • - Research Article

Immunomodulatory Role of an Ayurvedic Formulation on Imbalanced Immunometabolics during Inflammatory Responses of Obesity and Prediabetic Disease

Kamiya Tikoo | Shashank Misra | ... | Sachin Sharma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 758273
  • - Research Article

The Evaluation of the Body Weight Lowering Effects of Herbal Extract THI on Exercising Healthy Overweight Humans: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Soo Hyun Cho | Yoosik Yoon | Young Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 609745
  • - Research Article

Oat Protects against Diabetic Nephropathy in Rats via Attenuating Advanced Glycation End Products and Nuclear Factor Kappa B

Abdulrahman L. Al-Malki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 787138
  • - Research Article

Scopoletin Inhibits Rat Aldose Reductase Activity and Cataractogenesis in Galactose-Fed Rats

Junghyun Kim | Chan-Sik Kim | ... | Jin Sook Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 168207
  • - Research Article

The Korean Mistletoe (Viscum album coloratum) Extract Has an Antiobesity Effect and Protects against Hepatic Steatosis in Mice with High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity

Hoe-Yune Jung | Yu-Hee Kim | ... | Jong-Bae Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 783860
  • - Research Article

Effect of Dietary Cocoa Tea (Camellia ptilophylla) Supplementation on High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity, Hepatic Steatosis, and Hyperlipidemia in Mice

Xiao Rong Yang | Elaine Wat | ... | Ping Chung Leung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 308134
  • - Review Article

Update on Berberine in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Yang Liu | Li Zhang | ... | Guang Ji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 358673
  • - Research Article

Swertiamarin: An Active Lead from Enicostemma littorale Regulates Hepatic and Adipose Tissue Gene Expression by Targeting PPAR-γ and Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Experimental NIDDM Rat Model

Tushar P. Patel | Sanket Soni | ... | Sarita Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 210297
  • - Research Article

Antiobesity Effect of Codonopsis lanceolata in High-Calorie/High-Fat-Diet-Induced Obese Rats

Hye-Kyung Choi | Eun-Kyung Won | ... | Se-Young Choung
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