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Plant Extracts Linked To Weight Loss

Plant extracts linked to weight loss


Four plant extracts that may be effective in fighting and preventing obesity have been identified through in vitro examinations by a team of researchers from the University of Granada. The team then tested the extracts on rats.


As a pharmacy student, it is evident that certain chemicals have an effect inside the body. There are numerous studies linking capsaicin to improved weight loss and metabolism. The role of beta receptors which are part of our nervous system can help to increase our metabolic rate and increase fat breakdown.


The researches found that fat metabolism changed during the study in zucker rats. The exact way the extracts work to promote fat breakdown is not known, however further studies will be required to help improve the understanding of these extracts.

29 Feb 2012

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