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Épices et contrôle du poids

Spices and weight control

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La gestion du poids est un processus complexe intégrant des aspects génétiques, environnementaux ainsi que comportementaux. Les prises alimentaires sont un des déterminants du poids sain au même titre que les dépenses liées à l’activité physique. Atteindre et maintenir un poids de forme nécessite une subtile et permanente adaptation de facteurs d’origine intrinsèque ou extrinsèque. Les herbes et les épices utilisées traditionnel lement depuis des millénaires connaissent un regain d’intérêt de la part des chercheurs. Elles pourraient avoir un rôle sur la gestion du poids par différents mécanismes, liés à leurs propriétés pharmacologiques, d’une part, et favorisant une plus grande diversité alimentaire et une moindre monotonie, d’autre part.


Weight management is a complex process, incorporating not only genetic and environmental aspects but also behavioural factors. Controlled food intake is a way of maintaining a healthy weight, as well as weight-loss associated with physical activity. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight requires a subtle and permanent change to some controllable intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Herbs and spices used traditionally for thousands of years have seen a renewed interest from researchers. They may have a role to play in weight management through different mechanisms, linked to their pharmacological properties on the one hand, and by promoting greater diversity and less boredom when it comes to food on the other.

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Borys, J.M., Ghafari, Y., Alizier, B. et al. Épices et contrôle du poids. Phytothérapie 10, 105–108 (2012).

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