Friday, March 16, 2007
Leucine decreases diet-induced obesity in mice
Mice on a high-fat diet who were given twice as much of the amino acid leucine as normal, gained 32 percent less weight, decreased body fat by 25 percent, their blood sugar did not increase, which normally happens with diet-induced obesity, their total cholesterol level drop by 27 percent and their LDL cholesterol drop by 53 percent compared to mice fed a normal diet according to a study from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
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