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Seaweed Fibres for Better Digestion 4

The latest and greatest use of seaweed is the fibrous alginate extracted from sea kelp, which can be added to everyday products such as bread, and reduce fat absorption in the body by 75 percent. The findings, which came out of Newcastle University in the U.K., were presented this week at the American Chemical Society's spring meeting in San Francisco.

The Newcastle University team tested the effectives of 60 types of fibers, utilizing an artificial gut, to gauge the extent that the aided in the digestion of fat. The results showed that kelp came out on top and proved more effective than most anti-obesity treatments available over the counter.
Thu March 25 2010 07:41:18 AM by Parkavi Macroalgae 1384 views
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