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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 Jun;1398(1):83-98. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13375. Epub 2017 May 15.

Beneficial effects of ginger Zingiber officinale Roscoe on obesity and metabolic syndrome: a review.

Wang J1,2, Ke W1, Bao R1, Hu X1,2, Chen F1.

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1
College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, National Engineering Research Center for Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Key Laboratory of Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Ministry of Agriculture; and Engineering Research Centre for Fruit and Vegetable Processing, Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.
2
College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

Abstract

In recent years, metabolic syndromes (MetSs), including diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular diseases, have become a common health problem in both developed and developing countries. Accumulating data have suggested that traditional herbs might be able to provide a wide range of remedies in prevention and treatment of MetSs. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Zingiberaceae) has been documented to ameliorate hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation. These beneficial effects are mediated by transcription factors, such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors, adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, and nuclear factor κB. This review focuses on recent findings regarding the beneficial effects of ginger on obesity and related complications in MetS and discusses its potential mechanisms of action. This review provides guidance for further applications of ginger for personalized nutrition and medicine.

KEYWORDS:

Zingiber officinale; diabetes mellitus; mechanism; metabolic syndrome; obesity

PMID:
28505392
DOI:
10.1111/nyas.13375
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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