Red wine kills fat

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 | In Knowledge | Tags: ,

Red wine kills fat
~ Red wine kills fat ~

A study that published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers from Purdue University say they have found a compound in red wine, grapes, blueberries and passion fruit that blocks immature fat cells, ability to develop and grow.

Similar in structure to resveratrol, which is the compound vaunted as the heart-healthy agent in red wine. Piceatannol is also though to help protect the body against cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases. Resveratrol is converted to piceatannol in human body after consumption.

Piceatannol actually alter the timing of gene expressions, gene functions and insulin action during adipogenesis, the process in which early stage fat cells become mature fat cells.

In the presence of piceatonnol can delay or complete inhibition of adipogenesis. The compound blocks the pathways necessary for immature fat cells to mature and grow. Piceatannol can also be found in red grade seeds and skin as well as blueberries and passion fruit.

Information via AFP – Relaxnews.


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