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Title: Obesity: Preventive Role Of Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) And Its Extracts
Authors: N Al-Muammar, May.
Khan, Fozia,
Keywords: Obesity; pomegranate; diet; fat reduction
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Nutrition
Citation: In process
Abstract: Obesity represents a rapidly growing threat to the health of populations in an increasing number of countries. Diet intervention has been proposed as one of the strategies for weight loss and weight maintenance. Traditionally, pomegranate including its roots, bark of the tree, the fruit juice, its leaf and flower has been used to treat a number of diseases such as diarrhea, hemorrhage, acidosis and microbial infections. Pomegranate extracts have been found to have strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and even anti-tumor properties both in in vivo and in vitro. More recently, positive effects on fat reduction have been shown using pomegranate and its extracts. Many of the beneficial effects are related to the presence of antocyanins, tannins and very high levels of antioxidants including polyphenols and flavoinoids. A number of studies have explored the effects of pomegranate in obesity and various mechanisms have also been proposed as to how these different extracts help in fat reduction. This article provides an overview of the work done addressing the potential benefits of pomegranate on obesity and assesses the efficacy of intervention by pomegranate and its extracts. Human studies in this field are still limited and needs more attention and would help in understanding the preventive as well as protective role pomegranate extracts have on obesity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18674
ISSN: Obesity; pomegranate; diet; fat reduction
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