BIOMETALS: NEW TOOLS FOR OBESITY TREATMENT AND ITS RELATED METABOLIC DISORDERS
M. Afzal, I. Kazmi, G. Gupta, R. Kaur, Z. Ahmed, M. Rahman, S. Saleem, A. Kazmi, M.M. Alam, F. Anwar
J Aging Res Clin Practice 2012;1(1):37-39
Objective: Overweight and obesity have become an increasingly serious clinical and socioeconomic problem of world, and one of the greatest health challenges to man kind. It is estimated at least 1.1 billion adults are overweight, including 312 million individuals who are obese. Overweight and obese patients are at an increased risk for developing numerous cardiometabolic complications and certain types of cancers. There is much need to develop some newer pharmacological approaches for the treatments of obesity. One such pharmacological treatment for obesity may be through inorganic salts; these inorganic salts have been used in the treatments of various diseases. The inorganic salts of Vanadium, Chromium, Magnesium, Selenium, Calcium and Zinc etc., have been evaluated for their pharmacological activity. The present article is an effort on these inorganic salts to correlate and utilize them in the treatment of obesity.