Capsaicin and capsiate could be appropriate agents for treatment of obesity: a meta-analysis of human studies

21 Dec 2016Csaba Zsiborás, Róbert Mátics, Péter Hegyi, Márta Balaskó, Erika Pétervári, Imre Szabó, Patrícia Sarlós, Alexandra Mikó, Judit Tenk, Ildikó Rostás, Dániel Pécsi, András Garami, Zoltán Rumbus, Orsolya Huszár & Margit Solymár

Our data clearly suggest that capsaicin or capsiate could be a new therapeutic approach in obesity promoting a negative energy balance and increased fat oxidation.

Meta Analysis
2 effects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Fat Oxidation Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Fat Oxidation
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
2.1%

Fresh Chili Peppers (Capsaicin) Herb risk & protective factor

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence
-1.5%