Grapes Help Fight Obesity
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio claimed resveratrol is a compound found in grapes. Resveratrol contains antioxidants and other positive properties.
Study’s senior author, Professor of Pharmacology and the Barshop Institute of Longevity and Aging Studies member at the Health Science Center, Feng Liu, said the resveratrol compound could stimulate the expression of adiponectin. Namely, a hormone derived from the cells that produce and store fat. Apparently, adiponectin has numerous beneficial effects on medical complications associated with obesity.
“The results of this study should be a concern for those who have obesity, diabetes, and problems associated with the addition of age,” said Liu according to Thatsfit.
Liu continued, “These findings should also provide important information about the development of new therapeutic drugs for the treatment of this disease.”
This study has been published in the January 7 edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Both resveratrol and adiponectin have benefits as an anti-obesity, anti-aging and anti-insulin. The researchers confirmed the findings in animal cells and models.
Lisa Cimperman, dietitian at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, added that this study is promising. However, he said, further research should be done before the grapes can be regarded as anti-obesity diet.
“We can not make the claim that eating grapes will prevent obesity,” he said according to AOL. “We must take into account all the patients diet. Making fruits as a substitute for candy is very useful. But this study will have the greatest impact on drug development. He sees the effect of resveratrol on cellular level. “