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11 April 2011

Blueberries may block fat cells

Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome. Now research is examining whether blueberries may curb obesity.

The benefits of blueberry consumption have been demonstrated in several nutrition studies, more specifically the cardio-protective benefits derived from their high polyphenol content. Blueberries have shown the potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome.

"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. "The promise is there for blueberries to help reduce adipose tissue from forming in the body."

 
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