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German researchers discovered that resveratrol helped prevent human fat cells from maturing – which hurt their ability to function effectively. Further, resveratrol, even blocked molecules from turning into fat. According to the study’s authors, "Our findings open up the new perspective that resveratrol induced intracellular pathways could be a target for prevention or treatment of obesity-associated endocrine and metabolic adverse effects". Editor’s Note: studies have also shown that resveratrol can reduce the weight of mice on high fat diets. Moreover, the fact that the cells used in this study are human cells is good news.
A recent German study revealed that resveratrol, through SIRT1, prevents fat cells from forming. The results of this study are consistent with studies where large doses of resveratrol fed to mice on high calorie diets reduced weight gain compared to mice not fed resveratrol. Could resveratrol and/or SIRT1 activation be used to fight the global obesity epidemic? Please see the “Weight Loss” tab for more information.