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Sulforaphane increases metabolism to ameliorate obesity and insulin resistance

Study published here: Glucoraphanin ameliorates obesity and insulin resistance through adipose tissue browning and reduction of metabolic endotoxemia in mice Low-grade sustained inflammation, triggered by chronically high levels of proinflammatory cytokines and gut microbiota-derived circulatory lipopolysaccharide (LPS), links obesity with comorbidities such as insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) (1,2). Although a number […]

Cardamom supplementation improves inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in hyperlipidemic, overweight, and obese pre-diabetic women

This study is published here Insulin resistance, which is the key feature of pre-diabetes and T2DM, results mainly from low physical activity and obesity, which are associated with the repletion of lipid into adipocytes and the accumulation of adipose tissue.3-5 An increase in insulin, free fatty acid (FFA), and/or glucose levels can increase reactive oxygen […]

Synephrine and HCA evaluated for health risks

Phytochemical compounds in sport nutrition: Synephrine and hydroxycitric acid (HCA) as examples for evaluation of possible health risks. 1 Introduction Nutritional supplements containing phytochemical preparations represent a popular group of products intended for use by professional and amateur sportspeople. The use of such products is based on expectations with respect to promotion of desired effects […]

The effect of Garcinia Cambogia as coadjuvant in the weight loss process

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies obesity as an epidemic resulting from the imbalance between intake and energy expenditure, as a consequence of a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits1,2,3, as well as the socio demographic conditions4. This disease constitutes a significant global health problem that attacks adults and children and affects a worldwide, growing […]

Sulforaphane a powerful tool to fight cancer, aging, and other inflammatory health issues

Sulforaphane has been shown to be an effective antioxidant, antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, neuroprotective, and anti-diabetic (R).¬†It also protects against cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases¬†(R). Many test-tube and animal studies have found sulforaphane to be particularly helpful for suppressing cancer development by inhibiting enzymes that are involved in cancer and tumor growth (R, R, R). According […]