FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (17): 325-330.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20180904-032

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Progress in the Understanding of the Mechanism by Which Inulin Regulates Energy Metabolism Disorders

HU Ting, LI Jian, ZHANG Yu, WANG Hongwei, ZHAO Xin, DING Yangping, SUO Huayi   

  1. (1. College of Food Science, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China; 2. Chongqing Collaborative Innovation Center for Functional Food, Chongqing University of Education, Chongqing 400067, China;3. College of Life Science and Technology, Southwest Minzu University, Chengdu 610041, China)
  • Online:2019-09-15 Published:2019-09-23

Abstract: Due to the popularity of high-fat diet, the global prevalence of obesity and its metabolic comorbidities has increased considerably over the past several decades and has become a major public health problem worldwide. Inulin plays an important role in preventing the occurrence and development of energy metabolism disorders and metabolic diseases. This paper focuses on the mechanism by which inulin regulates host energy metabolism disorders from four aspects, including improving intestinal flora imbalance, regulating intestinal microbial metabolites, reducing the host inflammatory state and influencing of related enzyme activities and gene expression. Hopefully, this paper will provide a basis for further research and applications of inulin.

Key words: inulin, energy metabolism, mechanism

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