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Lose fat with acai
Supplementation with acai - scientific name Euterpe oleracea - might reduce the amount of body fat you're carrying, a Brazilian animal study published in PLoS One suggests.
The researchers used an extract made from the seeds of acai. This consisted mainly of anthocyanidin polymers. The human equivalent of the dose, based on a person weighing 80 kg, was about 2.4 g extract per day.
The figures above indicate how acai probably works. The extract activated the enzyme AMPK.
The high fat feed increased the concentration of 'bad cholesterol' LDL in the blood. The acai supplement reduced the increase.
The figure above reveals how acai improved the cholesterol. The supplement boosted the synthesis of the transport proteins ABCG5 and above all ABCG8 in the liver. These proteins are responsible for removing cholesterol from the body via bile acid.
"Larger multicenter trials with longer term follow-up interventions in more homogenous chronic fatigue syndrome populations are warranted."