SLIM­MING AGENT FOUND IN BRUS­SEL SPROUTS

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Sup­ple­men­ta­tion with in­dole-3-carbinol, a com­pound that oc­curs nat­u­rally in bras­sica veg­eta­bles such as broc­coli and Brus­sels sprouts, in­hibits the growth of fat re­serves. Ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at Taipei Med­i­cal Univer­sity in Tai­wan, it may be a slim­ming agent. 7Ke reVeDrFKerV SerIRrPeG exSerLPeQWV wLWK PLFe. 6RPe RI WKe PLFe were JLYeQ VWDQGDrG IeeG [%]; RWKerV were JLYeQ IRRG FRQWDLQLQJ exWrD VXJDr DQG IDW [HF] – wKLFK PDGe WKeP SXW RQ weLJKW DQG EeFRPe IDWWer TXLFNer. A WKLrG JrRXS were given the same calo­rie-rich diet, but were also given a daily dose of 5 mg LQGROe-3-FDrELQRO, LQ­jeFWeG VWrDLJKW LQWR WKeLr JXW [HF,]. ,I yRX FRQYerW WKLV GRVe WR RQe VXLWDEOe IRr D KXPDQ DGXOW weLJKLQJ 80 NJ yRX’G Dr­rLYe DW DERXW WKLrWy PJ Ser GDy. ,I LW were JLYeQ RrDOOy yRX’G SrREDEOy QeeG D mul­ti­ple of this, how­ever there are sup­ple­ments avail­able on the mar­ket that FRQWDLQ 200 PJ LQGROe-3-FDrELQRO Ser FDSVXOe. The re­searchers proved that in­dole-3-carbinol re­duced the weight in­crease in the mice and how it re­duced the growth in fat tis­sue to a more or less nor­mal level GXrLQJ WKe 12 weeNV. 7Ke 7DLwDQeVe GLVFRYereG ,QGROe-3-&DrELQRO FKDQJeG WKe IDW FeOOV. ,W DSSeDrV WKDW ,QGROe 3 &DrELQRO LQKLELWeG WKe VyQWKeVLV RI WKe eQzyPe DFeWyO FReQzyPe LQ WKe IDW FeOOV. 7KLV eQzyPe SODyV D Ney rROe LQ ELQGLQJ QXWrLeQWV LQ WKe IRrP RI IDW. It sounds as though in­dole-3-carbinol ex­erted stress on the fat cells, but the RSSRVLWe wDV DFWXDOOy WrXe. ,W DFWXDOOy NeSW WKe IDW FeOOV KeDOWKy: IDW WLVVXeV WKDW JeW WRR ELJ VWDrW WR XQGerJR D SrRFeVV RI EreDNGRwQ. 7Key DWWrDFW LPPXQe FeOOV WKDW FOeDr XS GeDG FeOOV DQG DW WKe VDPe WLPe GDQJerRXV LQflDPPDWRry IDFWRrV OeDN RXW LQWR RWKer SDrWV RI WKe ERGy. 7Ke 7DLwDQeVe VDw WKLV SrRFeVV WDNLQJ SODFe LQ WKeLr HF PLFe, EXW QRW LQ WKe PLFe WKDW KDG EeeQ JLYeQ LQGROe-3-FDrELQRO. In­dole-3-Carbinol also boosts the se­cre­tion of adiponectin, raises the syn­the­sis of OeSWLQ DQG ORw­erV EORRG VXJDr OeYeOV. The re­sults ob­tained from this study pro­vide an al­ter­na­tive pro­tec­tive mech­a­nism of cru­cif­er­ous veg­etable de­riv­a­tives or their sup­ple­ments in the preven­tion of REeVLWy DQG LWV reODWeG PeWDEROLF GLVRrGerV. 7KLV exSODLQV wKy RXr PXPV DOwDyV told us to eat our brus­sel sprouts when we were kids, they were cer­tainly onto some­thing!

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