Thursday, July 9, 2009

Melon Extract Fights Obesity

Posted by Neill Abayon

Daily consumption of an antioxidant-rich melon extract may prevent obesity, according to a study with hamsters fed a high fat diet.

Consumption of the extract in combination with a high-fat diet resulted in 29 percent lower body weight compared to animals fed only the high-fat diet.

The melon extract is a rich source of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). Sometimes called 'the enzyme of life', it is the first antioxidant mobilized by your cells for defense. It is thought to be more powerful than antioxidant vitamins, as it activates your body's production of its own antioxidants, including catalase and glutathione peroxidase.

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