Monday, August 17, 2009

Good News About Licorice and Weight Loss

Menopause brings on a host of symptoms as women begin the menopause journey. One of the most common is that troublesome weight gain that most women begin to notice in their late 40's. I found some good news for anyone trying to shed a few extra pounds. Antioxidant-rich oil from licorice may increase fat loss and aid in weight management

Overweight volunteers supplemented with licorice flavonoid oil lost more weight and body fat, compared to people receiving the placebo, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice.

Additionally, the fat losses were not associated with a reduction in food intake, report the researchers from Kaneka, Tokyo's Kaiyuu Clinic, Haradoi Hospital, and Kiryu University.

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