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Fight body fat with tumeric

9 years, 7 months ago

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Posted on Aug 23, 2009, 3 p.m.

Growth of new fat tissue may be suppressed by a diet high in tumeric, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University. Due to a naturally occurring phytochemical called curcumin found in tumeric, weight gain may be reduced as the expansion of fat tissue is inhibited.

Growth of new fat tissue may be suppressed by a diet high in tumeric, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tufts University. Due to a naturally occurring phytochemical called curcumin found in tumeric, weight gain may be reduced as the expansion of fat tissue is inhibited.

A process known as angiogenesis allows new blood vessels to form in the body, which in turn permits the growth of fat tissue. By suppressing angiogenesis activity, the antioxidant curcumin reduces overall blood vessel growth and overall fat tissue growth.

The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a grant from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, also indicated a significantly lower blood cholesterol in conjuction with a diet high in tumeric, as well as a reduction in liver fat.

News source: http://www.naturalnews.com/026840_turmeric_curcumin_fat_tissue.html

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