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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grape to Fight Fat

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, reveals that the compound named Piceatanmol, which is found in red and green grapes are able to block the fat cells in the body to grow.

According to researchers at Purdue University, United States, Piceatanmol is similar to the compound of the resveratrol structure which also plays a role in the fight against cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

In the presence of piceatannol, the development of fat cells can be inhibited. Piceatannol actually change the timing of gene expression, gene function and insulin action during adipogenesis, the process by which fat cells entered the early stages of mature fat cells.

Piceatannol could bind to insulin receptors than fat cells in the first stage of adipogenesis, and hinder the ability of insulin to control the cell cycle and activating genes that perform more advanced stages of the formation of fat cells.


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