Resveratrol has become one of the most buzzed-about ingredients in the beauty biz. This celebrated antioxidant is believed to have not only the ability to prevent sun damage in the skin, but life-extending potential, too. So, is it any surprise that this wonder-extract may carve out a spot in the weight-loss world, too?
A new study out of Paris is the first to demonstrate resveratrol’s ability to influence weight in primates, the zoological order that includes humans. Researchers kept lemurs on a four-week resveratrol supplementation regimen, and found amazing potential in the results.
“We’ve found that lemurs eating a diet supplemented with the compound decreased their energy intake by 13% and increased their resting metabolic rate by 29%,” explained one of the study authors, Dr. Fabienne Aujard. In other words, the lemurs consumed fewer calories and were able to burn more calories while at rest.
Dr. Aujard continued, “These results provide novel information on the potential effects of resveratrol on energy metabolism and control of body mass in a primate.”
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