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Abstract Title:

Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: A Natural Alternative for Treating Diseases Associated with Metabolic Syndrome.

Abstract Source:

J Med Food. 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9. PMID: 28792778

Abstract Author(s):

Areli Carrera-Lanestosa, Yolanda Moguel-Ordóñez, Maira Segura-Campos

Article Affiliation:

Areli Carrera-Lanestosa

Abstract:

Stevia rebaudiana (SR) is often used by the food industry due to its steviol glycoside content, which is a suitable calorie-free sweetener. Further, both in vitro and in vivo studies indicate that these glycosides and the extracts from SR have pharmacological and therapeutic properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, antihypertensive, antidiabetic, and anticancer. This work reviews the antiobesity, antihyperglycemic, antihypertensive, and antihyperlipidemic effects of the majority of glycosides and aqueous/alcoholic extracts from the leaves, flowers, and roots of the SR. These compounds can serve as a natural and alternative treatment for diseases that are associated with metabolic syndrome, thus contributing to health promotion.

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