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Aug 5, 2010

Resveratrol Revs Up Metabolism, Promotes Weight Loss

Resveratrol, a polynutrient, is found in the skin of grapes, wine, peanuts, and berries, and has often been hailed as a life extending natural compound. Numerous studies have been completed on the nutrient using mice or lab rats, indicating its benefits in obesity, diabetes, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory effects.

For the first time a study has been completed using resveratrol on primates. The study showed resveratrol’s ability to rev up metabolism and spark weight loss in primates. The study was competed at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, France. After four weeks of a diet supplemented with resveratrol, there was significant decrease in the animals’ food intake along with a reduction in the body-mass gain of 13 percent. It also had significant changes in the animals’ body temperature, thus increasing resting metabolic rate by 29 percent.

Dr. Kerry Ferguson