Abstract Title:

Resveratrol: a relevant pharmacological approach for the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

Abstract Source:

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Nov;13(6):729-36. PMID: 20823772

Abstract Author(s):

Jean-Louis Beaudeux, Valérie Nivet-Antoine, Philippe Giral

Article Affiliation:

EA 4466 Stress cellulaire: physiopathologie, stratégies nutritionnelles et innovations thérapeutiques, Faculté de Pharmacie Paris Descartes, hôpital Charles Foix, APHP, Paris, France.

Abstract:

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The metabolic syndrome is associated with increased risk for development of both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in humans. Because experimental data and clinical experience have shown that metabolic syndrome and caloric restriction have, at least partly, opposite pathophysiological pathways, the activation of sirtuins may constitute a pharmacological approach to treat metabolic syndrome. Resveratrol is a polyphenol produced by plants that has multiple beneficial activities similar to those associated with caloric restriction.

RECENT FINDINGS: Through its regulatory action of both AMP kinase and the sirtuin sirtuin-1, resveratrol is a natural sirtuin activator that certainly will be the head of a new pharmacological family of drugs targeted on sirtuin-1 activity exacerbation in order to treat/protect from obesity and diabetes, and thus metabolic syndrome.

SUMMARY: This review discusses the therapeutic use of resveratrol and sirtuin activators in the context of insulin resistance and obesity, the two main features of metabolic syndrome.

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2020 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.