The Role of Capsaicin in Metabolism of Glucose, Lipids and in Hypertension
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Haohan Jing, Yilan Zhang, Yile Zhang
The metabolism of glucose and lipid is the foremost supply of energy for the human body and performs a key position in lifestyles activities. However, disorders of glucose and lipid metabolism will produce a sequence of diseases such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity, arteriosclerotic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and long-term abnormal levels of sugar, lipid, and blood pressure will injury to the organs of the whole body and cause their functions to gradually decline. At the same time, it causes damage to blood vessels, which is one of the important factors of disability and death of patients. Chili pepper is a common ingredient in the diets of various communities and civilizations across the world. Capsaicin is a key component in chili peppers. It is responsible for the fiery flavor as well as a number of health advantages. Due to advances in research during the past decade, capsaicin can regulate glucose and lipid homeostasis, improve cardiovascular function, and inhibit obesity. In addition, studies have shown that ingesting an appropriate amount of capsaicin has a good effect on the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. The purpose of this paper was to spotlight the role of capsaicin in the metabolism of glucose, lipids, and high blood pressure these three parts.
Capsaicin, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension