Saturday, September 30, 2006

Brown Seaweed Compound Burns Body Fat

A new research conducted by Japanese scientists from the Hokkaido University Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences found that a chemical in the wakame kelp may be extremely efficient against body fat. Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida ) is a brown seaweed widely consumed by Japanese people and scientists found in trials that the brown pigment in the kelp has anti-obesity properties by reducing fat in individuals.

The brown pigment (Fucoxanthin) is an antioxidant found in wakame, a type of brown kelp used in Asian cuisine. Fucoxanthin burned fat in lab tests on rats and obese mice, prompting the rodents to lose weight, report Kazuo Miyashita, Ph.D., and colleagues. Their findings were presented today at the American Chemical Society's 232nd national meeting, in San Francisco.

Source: CBS News


amatsuwithkaren said...

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While accepting that a small minority of people have genuine problems with weight control,it is only inside that you will find the answer to maintaining a healthy lifestyle suitable for you.
Too often we are persuaded (despite our protestations!) by and by looking for the 'easy' answer. eg.'fast food' or microwave meals. This is onl;y easy in the short term though. Long term it presents you with many problems. advertising

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