CureZone
  All Blogs
    Longevity - Make the choice to live better

Blog: Longevity - Make the choice to live better
by mo123

63 blog entries; 17 entries per page; 1 pages; viewed 185,516 times
Description   |   Rules   |   Disclaimer

ADVERTISEMENTS
 
Medianet Ads



ADVERTISEMENTS
 

High Blood Pressure?
3 easy exercises drop blood pressure below 120/80 as soon as today


Eliminate Herpes
Information on the revolutionary Dynamiclear Combat Kit - External & Inter...


Kidney Stones Remedy
Hulda Clark Cleanses


What is Pine Cone Extract?
What is Pine Cone Extract? Click to learn about the health benef...


Alkaline Water Benefits?
Can you get health benefits from drinking alkaline ionized water? ...


Alkaline Ionized Water
Are there health benefits? What are people reporting?


J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine
Free S&H. Restore lost reserves. J.CROW’S® Lugol’s Iodine Solu...

Brown Seaweed holds promising weight loss benefits - Chet Day

Promising weight loss did you say? Wow, I will read this one.

Date:   6/17/2009 1:34:03 PM   ( 5 y ) ... viewed 1463 times

Brown Seaweed Holds Promising Weight Loss Benefits

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 -- Chemists in Japan have found that brown seaweed, a flavor component used in many Asian soups and salads, contains a compound that appears in animal studies to promote weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat. Called fucoxanthin, the compound achieved a 5 percent to 10 percent weight reduction in test animals and could be developed into a natural extract or drug to help fight obesity, the researchers say.

The compound targets abdominal fat, in particular, and may help reduce oversized guts, the scientists say. Their study was presented today at the 232nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Fucoxanthin is a brownish pigment that gives brown seaweed its characteristic color and also conducts photosynthesis (the conversion of light to energy). It is found at high levels in several different types of brown seaweed, including a type of kelp that is used in traditional Japanese miso soup. But fucoxanthin is not found in abundance in green and red seaweed, which also are used in many Asian foods, the researchers say.

The brown seaweed used in the current study was Undaria pinnatifida, a type of kelp also known as wakame, which is widely consumed in Japan. As kelp forests are found in abundance along the California coast, the new research findings could represent a potentially lucrative market if kelp -- of which there are many varieties -- can be developed into effective anti-obesity drugs, according to the scientists.

"I hope that our study [points to a way to] help reduce obesity in the U.S. and elsewhere," says study leader Kazuo Miyashita, Ph.D., a chemistry professor at Hokkaido University in Hokkaido, Japan. The compound appears to fight fat through two different mechanisms, he says.

The study involved more than 200 rats and mice. In obese animals fed fucoxanthin, the compound appeared to stimulate a protein, UCP1, that causes fat oxidation and conversion of energy to heat, Miyashita says. The protein is found in white adipose tissue, the type of fat that surrounds internal organs. As the abdominal area contains abundant adipose tissue, the compound might be particularly effective at shrinking oversized guts, the researcher says. This is the first time that a natural food component has been shown to reduce fat by targeting the UCP1 protein, he says.

The pigment also appeared in animal studies to stimulate the liver to produce a compound called DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid, at levels comparable to fish oil supplementation. Increased levels of DHA reduce 'bad cholesterol' (low density lipoprotein), which is known to contribute to obesity and heart disease. But unlike fish oil supplements, fucoxanthin doesn't have an unpleasant smell, Miyashita says. No adverse side effects from fucoxanthin were reported in the mice and rats used in the study.

But eating lots of seaweed is not the quickest or most convenient path to weight loss, Miyashita cautions. He notes that a person would probably need to eat huge amounts of brown seaweed daily to cause noticeable weight loss. That's because fucoxanthin is tightly bound to proteins in the seaweed and is not easily absorbed in the form of whole seaweed. However, he hopes to extract the most active form of fucoxanthin from brown seaweed so that it can be developed into a pill that people can take daily or as needed.

Human studies are planned, the researcher says, but adds that it may take three to five years before such an anti-obesity pill is available to consumers. Until then, people should continue to eat a well-balanced diet and get plenty of exercise, he says. Funding for the current study was provided by the Japanese government.

The American Chemical Society -- the world's largest scientific society -- is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

-- Mark T. Sampson

The paper on this research, AGFD 039, will be presented Monday, Sept. 11, at 8:45 a.m., at the San Francisco Marriott, Nob Hill C, during the symposium, "Functional Foods and Health."

Kazuo Miyashita, Ph.D., is a chemistry professor in the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences at Hokkaido University in Hokkaido, Japan.

Add This Entry To Your CureZone Favorites!

Printer-friendly version of this page
Email this message to a friend
Bookmark this page/Add to Favorites or press Ctrl+D
DISCLAIMER / WARNING   Alert Webmaster



Share:  Facebook  MySpace  Digg  Reddit  StumbleUpon  Furl this page  Delicious  BlinkList  dzone  Simpy.com  Fark.com  BlogMarks  Wists.com  Google

Add This Blog To Your CureZone Favorites!
 
Add This Entry To Your CureZone Favorites!

Comments (5 of 7):
Re: How to Curb Ca… mo123 3 y
Re: How to Curb Ca… kermi… 3 y
Re: Natural ways t… wrink… 3 y
Re: How some peopl… mo123 5 y
Re: How some peopl… ren 5 y
All Comments (7)

Blog Entries (12 of 63):
Brown Seaweed holds promisin…  5 y
[video/audio] Celebrity Sun …  5 y
More evidence fish oil prote…  5 y
Can eating strawberries help…  5 y
The total body benefits of b…  5 y
Swine Flu alert moves to hig…  5 y
Go out and play - Dr. Mercola  5 y
Dr. Mercola Magnesium benefi…  5 y
Chlorophyll in Wheatgrass pr…  5 y
Put the glass down  5 y
Dr. Mercola - Teflon lawsuit…  5 y
TV before bed causes chronic…  5 y
All Entries (63)

Blogs by mo123 (7):
The Crescent Moon Shines On U…  12 mon  (172)
Entertainment Today- Celebrit…  3 y  (138)
Oh My God - Sara is Writing  3 y  (89)
Sara’s Famous People and Site…  3 y  (56)
Muffy’s Bedroom  4 y  (38)
Sara’s Flextarian, Vegetarian…  3 y  (20)
Black Seed Expert  21 mon  (7)

Similar Blogs (10 of 185):
Plant Your Dream!  by YourEnchantedGardener  131 min
Heal Thyself/Sacred…  by ren  5 h
My Weight Loss Jour…  by celery stick  45 h
EarthSpirit  by Mayah  3 d
coconut oil detox  by jutzychan  7 d
Ya’ think??  by kerminator  8 d
Absolute Truth Some…  by Kerminator  12 d
Water Fasting  by lexg  12 d
ShinyLife  by Sacristia  15 d
Health in Your Hands  by curisto  16 d
All Blogs (1,019)


Liver Cleanse
Hulda Clark Liver Cleanse


What is Pine Cone Extract?
What is Pine Cone Extract? Click to learn about the health benef...


Alkaline Water Benefits?
Can you get health benefits from drinking alkaline ionized water? ...


Alkaline Ionized Water
Are there health benefits? What are people reporting?

Back To Top

Selected Ads from CureZone Sponsors: Become a Sponsor

VIP

14 Liver Cleansing Foods
I would encourage you to incorporate these liver cleanse foods into ...
Herpes Cure?
Herpes Treatment Breakthrough
Erectile Dysfunction?
Combat ED without pills, from home. Guaranteed 100% Success
 
 

PLAT

Liver Cleanse
Eliminate any foreign substances that may be trapped in your liver.
Hulda Clark Cleanses
Wormwood, Clove, Clarkia, Turmeric, Epsom Salt, Uva Ursi, Goldenrod
Purest Body Products
No solvents, no heavy metals, organic, vegan, no animal testing
Natural Cancer Remedies
 
 

GOLD

Proven medical anti-diabetic benefits
Electrolyzed drinking water significantly reduces blood...
Proven Candida Diet
The Only Legitimate Diet for Treating Candida in 30 Days
Utopia Silver Supplements
Liquid Life Complete- Vitamin-Mineral-Herbal Nutrition & Plant Deri...
Destroy Parasites Quickly
Learn How to Destroy Parasites And Be Free of Your Unbearable Sympt...
 
 

GOLD

What Ails You?
It doesn’t matter - this can help
Detoxify and Cleanse Naturally
Drink ionized alkaline waters medically proven health benefits...
All of Dr. Hulda Clark’s Books
Dr. Hulda R. Clark has written many popular books over the yea...
Immunophen™
Pine Cone Extract promotes a healthy immune system. Click to see the benefits of ...
 
 

SILVER

J.Crow’s® Lugol’s Iodine
Free S&H. Restore lost reserves. J.CROW’S® Lugol’s Iodine Soluti...
Candida Gone Now
The best treatment for Candida and yeast infections.Guaranteed to get you be...
The Tesla Shield™
Transformational Technology For Mind Body And Soul.
Amazing Oleander-Based Skin Cream
The best ever age defying skin cream for wrinkles and uneve...
 
 
Back To Top How many people click on the sponsord links? Become a Sponsor



 


Guest Book - Liver Flush FAQ - News - Link Exchange - Add URL - How To Exchange Links? - About Global Directory

Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Spam Policy - Disclaimer - Guidelines & Rules - Forum Trolls - Fair use notice

Staff's pages:  Owen - Wrenn - Maya


CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with www.netatlantic.com


Contact Us - About - Donors - Stats



Copyright 2014  curezone.com


fetched in 0.64 sec at 8/21/2014 1:06:13 PM, requested by 54.226.225.215, referred by http://curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp?i=1439915 , requested 1 pages during this session, y=2