Potential Super-Antioxidant in Coffee May Protect Against Obesity

November 18, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips,Weight Loss Tips

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/health/potential-super-antioxidant-in-coffee-may-protect-102882566142.html?src=rss

Just when you thought your morning cup of coffee couldn’t get better…THIS.  Past research has shown coffee is packed with antioxidants and their subsequent benefits, potentially preventing conditions like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now, a new study suggests a chemical compound found in coffee might protect against a host of obesity-related diseases, as well. It’s a potent antioxidant called chlorogenic acid (CGA), which scientists focused on in a new study published in Pharmaceutical Research. For 15 weeks, the researchers fed mice a high-fat diet while also injecting them with a chlorogenic acid solution twice a week. “We found that CGA significantly blocked the development of high fat diet-induced obesity, and in the meantime, CGA treatment curbed obesity-related metabolic syndrome, such as fatty liver and insulin resistance,” lead study author Yongjie Ma, a postdoctoral research associate in University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy, told Yahoo Health.


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