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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

POKEWEED EXTRACT

Pokeweed extract causes weight loss

An extract of the pokeweed plant, scientifically known as Phytolacca americana, may be a treatment for diabetes and obesity according to research done in 1998.

Mice given a dose of 1.4 mg per pound of body weight every other day had a 15 percent reduction in body weight after five days and remained 7 percent lower than controls after sixteen days.

The mice's body fat was reduced 42 percent and lean body mass was reduced 14 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 1:30 pm | [0] comments
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