Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blood Orange Juice Inhibits Fat Accumulation

According to a study published by the International Journal of Obesity, blood orange juice inhibits fat accumulation in mice. The objective of the study was to analyze the effect of the juice obtained from two varieties of sweet oranges: Moro (a blood orange) and Navelina (a blond orange), on fat accumulation in mice.

Results: Dietary supplementation of blood orange juice, but not the blond orange juice significantly reduced body weight gain and fat accumulation regardless of the increased energy intake because of sugar content. Findings suggest that multiple components present in the blood orange juice might act synergistically to inhibit fat accumulation.

Details of the study can be found by clicking here