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Obesity Solution: Try Blueberries!

A recent study showed that a group of compounds in blueberries can fight obesity by inhibiting fat formation in the body tissues. Researchers at the Texas Woman’s University (TWU) applying polyphenols in blueberry on rat tissue samples to see wheter the compound will stop some of the cell into fat storage cells. There are also proven by Nutrition Society of America in Washington, those who received the highest dose of blueberry polyphenols reduce the fat molecules in the tissue by 73%. While the lowest dose reduces the fat until 27%.

Previous studies have shown that polyphenols, found in high quantities in the blueberries with a number of health benefits, including lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, plants which have polyphenols can hold the development of that fat cells and also boosted lipolysis adipogenesis, which is the breakdown of lipids (fats).

“We still need to test this dose in humans, to make sure there are no adverse effects, and to see if the doses are as effective. This is a burgeoning area of research. Determining the best dose for humans will be important,” said Moghe, one of the researcher. “The promise is there for blueberries to help reduce adipose tissue from forming in the body.”

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