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Anti-obesity effects of capsaicin and the underlying mechanisms: a review

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Abstract

Obesity and overweight have become serious health problems in the world and are linked to a variety of metabolic disorders. Phytochemicals with a weight-loss effect have been widely studied for the past few decades. Capsaicin is the major bioactive component in red chili peppers with many beneficial functions. Its anti-obesity effects have been evaluated extensively using different model systems, including cell models, animal models and human subjects. In this paper, anti-obesity effects of capsaicin are reviewed and the underlying mechanisms are characterized.

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Submitted
05 Jun 2020
Accepted
28 Jul 2020
First published
30 Jul 2020

Food Funct., 2020,11, 7356-7370
Article type
Review Article

Anti-obesity effects of capsaicin and the underlying mechanisms: a review

R. Li, Y. Lan, C. Chen, Y. Cao, Q. Huang, C. Ho and M. Lu, Food Funct., 2020, 11, 7356
DOI: 10.1039/D0FO01467B

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