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Mediators Inflamm. 2016;2016:9340637. doi: 10.1155/2016/9340637. Epub 2016 Nov 28.

Therapeutic Effects of Quercetin on Inflammation, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes.

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1
College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, College of Animal Science and Technology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, China.
2
College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, College of Animal Science and Technology, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, China; Hunan Province University Key Laboratory for Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotransformation, Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha 410128, China; Hunan CoInnovation Center for Ultilization of Botanical Functional Ingredients, Changsha 410128, China.

Abstract

In previous studies, abdominal obesity has been related to total low-grade inflammation and in some cases has resulted in insulin resistance and other metabolism related disorders such as diabetes. Quercetin is a polyphenol, which is a derivative of plants, and has been shown in vitro as well as in a few animal models to have several potential anti-inflammatory as well as anticarcinogenic applications. The substance has also been shown to aid in the attenuation of lipid peroxidation, platelet aggregation, and capillary permeability. However, further research is called for to gain a better understanding of how quercetin is able to provide these beneficial effects. This manuscript reviewed quercetin's anti-inflammatory properties in relation to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

PMID:
28003714
PMCID:
PMC5149671
DOI:
10.1155/2016/9340637
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