And, OK, Grape Juice Too

February 11, 2015 7:19 PM

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And, OK, Grape Juice Too

Everybody's heard (and perhaps too enthusiastically held on to?) the old maxim that a glass of red wine is good for your heart. And now, in new research that makes for a very happy headline, a small, proof-of-concept study suggests that the very same glass could maybe, sorta help overweight people burn fat, too.

Publishing in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers from Oregon State University found that grape intake (in the form of both juice and wine) repressed the growth of existing fat cells and slowed the development of new ones. The researchers pinpointed ellagic acid, a compound found in...

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