Four newly identified extracts could help address obesity

02/15/2012 | NutraIngredients

Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have identified four natural plant extracts -- two of which reduce lipid absorption and two that cause triglyceride breakdown in fat cells -- that may help fight obesity. A study showed administration of one of the extracts resulted in a 67% reduction in triglyceride levels and a 49% decrease in cholesterol levels in obese rats. The researchers also noted significant improvements in glucose and insulin levels in plasma.

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