FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2018, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (19): 313-321.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-201819047

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Progress in Understanding the Role of Polyphenol Compounds in Lipogenesis and Obesity

WANG Zhenyu, GE Shenghan, KONG Zihao, HUANG Zhiwei, ZENG Shaoxiao, ZHENG Baodong, LIN Shaoling*   

  1. Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Quality Science and Processing Technology in Special Starch, China-Ireland International Cooperation Centre for Food Material Science and Structure Design, College of Food Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
  • Online:2018-10-15 Published:2018-10-24

Abstract: Obesity as a major public health concern all over the world not only causes high medication cost, but also has a series of side effects on health. Currently, the application of natural products such as plant phenolic compounds is considered as a promising alternative to conventional medication in the management and treatment of obesity. A large number of studies have confirmed that phenolic compounds can inhibit lipogenesis and have a significant anti-obesity effect. Therefore, in order to improve obese patients’ health awareness, the various classes of phenolic compounds and their absorption pathways in the body as well as the mechanism behind the inhibition of lipogenesis and obesity by these compounds are reviewed in this article.

Key words: polyphenol compounds, absorption pathway, adipose tissue, anti-obesity effect, mechanism

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