Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Will Brown Seaweed fight Obesity!

Reuters Reports
Studies in animals suggest that brown seaweed, also known as wakame -- commonly used to flavor Asian soups and salads, contains a compound that promotes weight loss. The compound, called fucoxanthin, also has anti-diabetes effects.

At the 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco today, Dr. Kazuo Miyashita from Hokkaido University reported seeing significant reductions in fat tissue in rats and obese mice fed the edible seaweed carotenoid fucoxanthin.


Perhaps this is why Asians are seldom Obese. But does it have any effect on any other sizes?

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