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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