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The strong relation between Mango and Hormone Leptin

african_mango_fruitIn addition to the primary nutrient content in the form of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, mango also contains a number of phytochemicals that have a positive role for health. A research was conducted by a group of researchers led by Edralin Lucas (associate professor of nutritional sciences in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, Oklahoma State University) and found that mango can help to lower body fat and blood sugar.

According to Lucas, mango contains high dietary fiber, vitamin A and C, as well as minerals and other phytochemical compounds. In addition, the mango has a positive influence on body fat, blood fat and blood sugar, and has no negative influence on the bone as is often the case when someone is using drugs such as rosiglitazone (blood sugar-lowering drugs).

The study shows that mango can reduce circulating levels of the hormone leptin. Leptin is a hormone that is produced by fat cells. It is content in the blood that is directly proportional to body fat content. Leptin is also influential in the regulation of appetite and energy that goes in and out. Mice that were fed a high-fat diet containing mango appeared to have fewer leptin than the mice that were fed a high-fat diet alone.

Some measured physiological parameters such as weight, blood pressure, and blood fat showed that the group who ate mangoes have a lower body weight, but not too different in terms of blood pressure and blood fat. One study showed levels of CRP (C-Reactive Protein) was lower in the group who ate mango compared with the group that did not eat mangoes. However the studies are interesting in finding more and more natural ingredients to reduce body fat, blood fat, and blood sugar. There are many natural answers for your health problems.