Danuta Sobolewska, Irma Podolak

Surowce pochodzenia naturalnego w terapii otyłości - wybrane aspekty. Część I

Substances of natural origin used in therapy of obesity. Part 1. The use of weight-loss natural products is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. They are often advertised as having remarkable benefits but lack strong evidence for the safety and efficacy. In this paper the effects of some natural products available for the weight-loss therapy is reviewed. They have been classified on the basis of the mechanism of action. In the first part of the article the products that increase energy expenditure, satiety, fat oxidation or reduce fat synthesis are discussed.