I am predicting the sale of citrus fruit will be phenomenal after word of this study leaks out among all of us who battle the “bulge” on a daily basis. Perhaps this is another reason why there appears to be better health in some warmer climates where citrus fruit is plentiful and part of the daily diet year round.
Murray W. Huff of the Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario and his associates were recently published in the journal Diabetes for their research on mice with metabolic disorders and the use of Naringenin, a component found in citrus fruit, to correct the disorder.
As published in Life Extension Foundation’s report:
The research team discovered that naringenin genetically reprograms the liver to burn extra fat as opposed to storing it. “We are examining the pharmacological properties of naringenin.” Dr. Huff stated. “The next step is to find out if naringenin prevents heart disease in animal models and to explore the feasibility of clinical trials to determine its safety and efficacy in humans.”
“These studies show naringenin, through its insulin-line properties, corrects many of the metabolic disturbances linked to insulin resistance and represents a promising therapeutic approach for metabolic syndrome,” he concluded.
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