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Prim Care. 2010 Jun;37(2):237-54. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2010.02.008.

Herbals used for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 101 The City Drive South, Irvine, Building 200, Suite 512, Orange, CA, USA. winajm@uci.edu

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus and particularly noninsulin-dependent diabetes (type 2 diabetes) is an increasingly prevalent condition worldwide with serious consequences of multiorgan involvement and in particular cardiovascular and renal disease. Obesity is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes, and its incidence has doubled in the past 2 decades among younger adults, adolescents, and children globally. Inflammation and insulin resistance are the underlying mechanisms for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its increased risk of cardiovascular, renal, and pulmonary morbidity and mortality. MetS is affecting younger populations with adverse consequences seen in later years. Dietary supplements and herbals are often marketed for these conditions. This article review common herbals and supplements marketed or used by patients with diabetes, obesity, and MetS.

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