O.J. may counteract effects of high-fat, high-carb meal

03/23/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

Orange juice may reduce the inflammatory effects of a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, according to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers said fat and carbohydrates increase endotoxin levels in blood and induce a protein that interferes with insulin, but orange juice, possibly because of its flavonoids, prevents those changes.

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