Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Modified Blueberry Juice Fights Fat and Diabetes

Source: (ScienceDaily)

According to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity, blueberries may hold the key to successful weight loss and diabetes treatment in the future.

Apparently, this biotransformed blueberry juice, modified with bacteria from the berries' skin, can lower hyperglycemia in diabetic mice and can help prevent obesity and diabetes in young mice.

The juice was tested on a group of mice prone to obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension and showed promising results. The juice was mixed into their water which actually made them eat less and lose weight as a result.

According to Dr. Haddad, the director of the CIHR Team in Aboriginal Anti-Diabetic Medicines at the Université de Montréal, "These mice were an excellent model that closely resembles obesity and obesity-linked type 2 diabetes in humans,".

To find out more, read the full article called "Biotransformed Blueberry Juice Fights Fat And Diabetes" at ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2009).