Can a glass of red wine help burn fat cells?

February 20, 2015 10:00 AM

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Can a glass of red wine help burn fat cells?

If your Valentine’s Day date asks you whether you want white wine or red this weekend, think toward the color of love. New research suggests a chemical from the extracts in red grapes and red wine might help the body burn fat cells.

In a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, researchers exposed human liver and fat cells in vitro to natural extracts taken from Muscadine grapes, a variety of dark-red grapes native to southeastern U.S. One of the four chemicals tested, ellagic acid did something pretty co...

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