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    Resveratrol prevents precursors to fat cells from becoming mature fat cells


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    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:15 pm Email this article
    Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes and red wine, which has previously been found to prevent obesity in mice on a high-fat diet, prevents precursors to human fat cells from becoming mature fat cells according to new research from the University of Ulm in Ulm, Germany that was presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, USA on June 17th, 2008.

    "In this cell-based study, they found that resveratrol inhibited the pre-fat cells from increasing and prevented them from converting into mature fat cells."

    The study used human fat cell precursors, called preadipocytes. REFERENCE

    Fischer-Posovszky P. Red wine’s resveratrol may help battle obesity. Presented at The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 2008 Jun 17, http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-06/tes-rwr061408.php.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Pamela Fischer-Posovszky, PhD
    Diabetes and Obesity Unit
    University of Ulm
    Prittwitzstrasse 43, 89075
    Ulm, Germany

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