Zapping fat cells – Is red wine the answer?


april 18-red_wine.jpgWhat will they think of next? According to a recent study conducted by Purdue University in Indiana, USA, red wine can help you stop piling on the calories by blocking the insulin that activates our fat cells. Wine seems to be the panacea for all ills! So don’t put away that bottle of red wine just yet. Drink in moderation and who knows what health benefits may accrue! Currently being tested on animal obesity, the researchers claim that the magic

substance is a compound called piceatannol which is believed to be similar to resveratrol. “In the presence of piceatannol you can see delay or complete inhibition of young fat cells,” said Dr Kee-Hong Kim, lead researcher and assistant professor of food science at the university.
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