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Can Drinking Wine Really Help Burn Fat?

A recent study conducted by a researcher out of Oregon State University stated, 'that consuming dark-colored grapes, whether eating them or drinking juice or wine, might help people better manage obesity and related metabolic disorders such as fatty liver.'

Caroline Earle, Bostinno, Feb 9, 2015

Neil Shay, a biochemist and molecular biologist at OSU, performed this study on mice. And while Shay was the first to express this study isn't intended to be a miracle for weight-loss, his hopes were that the grape extracts would boost fat burning and in turn improve liver function.

According to Science Daily, "some of the mice were fed a normal diet of "mouse chow," as Shay calls it, containing 10 percent fat. The rest were fed a diet of 60 percent fat - the sort of unhealthy diet that would pile excess pounds on a human frame."

Over a 10-week period some mice were fed the grape extract equivalent to one and a half cups of grapes a day for a human. The result? Those mice that were 'boozed up,' if you will, "accumulated less fat in their livers, and they had lower blood sugar, than those that consumed the high-fat diet alone."

So while we don't condone downing a bottle of Pinot Noir, there are added health benefits to incorporating this fruit's extract into your diet. Now that's a study worth sipping to.

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