Saturday, September 30, 2006

Seaweed anti-obesity tablet hope

Scientists have pinpointed a unlikely potential weapon in the war against obesity - seaweed.
They found rats given fucoxanthin - a pigment in brown kelp - lost up to 10% of their body weight, mainly from around the gut.

They hope fucoxanthin can be developed into a slimming supplement or a drug that targets harmful fat.

The Hokkaido University research was presented to an American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco.



amatsuwithkaren said...

See my comment on Brown Seaweed.

12:56 PM  

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