26 May '12, 4pm

compound found in fruit linked to obesity control - The Alternative ...: Many fruits are shown to have piceatran...

compound found in fruit linked to obesity control - The Alternative ...: Many fruits are shown to have piceatran...

Red wine, grapes, and other fruits have recently been found to contain a compound known as piceatrannol, which has been accredited by scientists with the ability to prevent immature fat cells from developing. According to food science assistant professor Kee-Hong Kim at Purdue University , “Piceatrannol actually alters the timing of gene expressions, gene functions and insulin action during [the] process in which early stage fat cells become mature fat cells (known as adipogenesis)”. Similarly related to piceatrannol is resveratrol, which is known by scientists believe may prevent cancer, heart disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases; resveratrol is also found in fruit and is converted to piceatannol through bodily processes, a very intriguing fact to be explored in future research. Current research is examining ways to prevent the body’s natural degeneration of pice...

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