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Sunday
Apr102011

Blueberry Extract Stops Growth of Fat Cells

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(DENTON, Texas) -- Researchers at Texas Woman’s University report that they were able to stop fat cells from multiplying when chemicals derived from blueberries were poured onto the fat cells of mice in a Petri dish.

Authors of the study suggest that blueberries could be used in the fight against obesity, but according to ABC News medical experts, the researchers’ interpretation of the data is overstated, as the chemicals involved are not limited to blueberries and because what happens chemically in a Petri dish says almost nothing about what would actually happen in humans.

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