|Home > Expert Blogs > Diet with Dr. Tabor|
AboutDr. Aaron Tabor, MD is the author of Dr. Tabor's Slim & Beautiful Diet and FIGHT NOW: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer. After graduating from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Tabor devoted his career to helping people live a life they love through medical research.
» Meet Aaron Tabor
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all Aaron Tabor, MD's Posts
Recent Posts» Fighting the Freshman Fifteen
» Are You Getting Enough Fruits & Vegetables?
» Walking Promotes Normal Memory Health
» Managing Your Weight with Black Tea
» Is Food as Addictive as Illegal Drugs?
Archive» October 2010
» September 2010
» August 2010
» July 2010
» June 2010
» May 2010
Resveratrol, an antioxidant phytochemical found in the skins of red grapes, red wine, and purple grape juice as well as other foods, has been implicated in a number of possible health benefits, particularly heart health. Emerging research continues to suggest that resveratrol might have anti-obesity benefits. In fact, one recent human cell culture study suggests that resveratrol modifies the growth, development, and function of human fat cells. However, the vast majority of this research to date has been done in rodents or cell culture systems.
A new obesity research study (free to read) examined the potential weight control benefits of resveratrol in a non-human primate (grey mouse lemur) model of obesity. For this study, obesity researchers fed resveratrol to the lemurs for 4 weeks during their winter period of natural weight gain. Changes in body weight, food intake, metabolic rate, hormone profiles, daily activity, and more were examined. The obesity researchers reported that weight gain was suppressed from about 6% to 1% after the addition of resveratrol to the lemur's diet. Furthermore, the addition of resveratrol to the diet for 4 weeks reduced overall food consumption by 13% and increased the resting metabolic rate of the lemurs by 29%.
These are interesting results that continue to support the possible weight control benefits of resveratrol. Based on this new animal study, resveratrol appears to support weight control by reducing food consumption and increasing metabolism, thereby altering the ratio of 'calories in' versus 'calories out' in a beneficial direction. ... Continue
Hot Topicsdiet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe
Most Popular Searches
Most Popular Blogs» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» We Announce The Challenge WINNER!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market
Highest Rated Blogs» Kick Start Your Metabolism
» Are You Portion Savvy?
» Labor Day Spicy BBQ Chicken Recipe
» 4 Keys to Being Unstoppable
» Valentine's Day treats that won't blow the diet!