New research shows health benefits of blue corn

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A recent study found health improvements in laboratory rats with metabolic syndrome that were fed diets high in sugar and cholesterol but included blue corn extract.

The rats who were fed the blue corn extract showed significant improvement in systolic blood pressure, high density lipoprotein, or HDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels compared to rats who were not.

The natural antioxidants in blue corn may protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, according to researchers.

The results were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.

"Anti-obesity food materials are always in demand, and this study brings out not only the importance of blue maize in controlling adipocity, but also the potential role of cholesterol in the development of obesity," Sampath Parthasarathy, Ph.D., Florida Hospital Chair in cardiovascular sciences, interim associate dean, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medicinal Food, said in a press release.
Amy Wallace

Sen. Ted Cruz attends campaign event in Boone, IowaTuring CEO Martin Shkreli arrves at Federal CourtHillary Clinton attends campaign event in Toledo, IowaFirst Family participates in the lighting of the National Christmas TreePresident Barack Obama speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award CeremonySuper Bowl 50 City opens in San FranciscoPresident Barack Obama speaks at the University of Nebraska OmahaFBI invetigates San Bernardino mass killing as an act of terrorAntonin Scalia lies in repose in Supreme CourtHillary Clinton attends campaign event in Des Moines, IowaRally Calling for an End to the Blockade on Gaza.President Barack Obama Participates in Town Hall Event Anderson Cooper Speaker Paul Ryan delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast
Follow us:

Share Hotspot Shield with your friends and family!

Copyright © 2014 AnchorFree, Inc. All Rights Reserved