Don’t Peel That Apple!

To peel or not to peel the apple? Research from the University of Iowa suggests that a natural substance found in the peel of apples can partially protect mice fed a high-fat diet from obesity, pre-diabetes, and fatty liver disease. This substance, ursolic acid, contributes to the waxy coats on apples and many herbs. The…

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Stimulating More Brown Fat

Brown fat cells burn fat, and while fat cells store it. We have some of each kind. If we could create more brown fat cells it would help control obesity. European researchers took genetically engineered mice that expressed high levels of COX-2 and discovered they weighed 20% less than the normal mice. Both types ate…

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