Monday, June 18, 2012

Milk and beer molecule could help fight weight gain

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Molecule in milk and beer could help prevent weight gain
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According to a recent study published in Cell Metabolism, a molecule called nicotinamide riboside could help "mice gain less weight when fed a high-fat diet," improve endurance, and prevent metabolic disease.

Found in milk and possibly beer, researchers discovered that the molecule may work by influencing a cells' mitochondria. When mice were injected with the molecule, no negative side effects were reported.

According to study researcher Carles Canto, it appears "that cells use what they need when they need it, and the rest is set aside without being transformed into any kind of deleterious form."

Deleterious forms, eh? Just watch below as the study's findings are explained:

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