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Can pomegranate juice put a halt to middle-aged spread?

It can help prevent cancer, is good for your heart and can even boost your sex life.
If that wasn’t enough to tempt you to drink some, it is now claimed that pomegranate juice can also help shift middle-age spread.
Scientists believe that the superfood has the power to reduce the fat stored round the stomach – the ‘spare tyre’ in men, or ‘muffin top’ in women.
After just one month, volunteers who consumed a bottle of pomegranate

juice every day were found to be less likely to develop fatty cells around their abdomen.

They also had much lower blood pressure, therefore reducing their risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease. 

The researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe pomegrate juice may lower the amount of fatty acid in the blood, known as nonesterified fatty acid or NEFA.
Previous studies in humans and animals have shown that high NEFA levels are linked to a greater storage of fat around the abdomen, as well as an increased risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.
In the experiment, 24 men and women were given a 500ml bottle of pomegranate juice to drink every day for four weeks.
The researchers found that nearly half of all volunteers had much lower NEFA levels by the end of the trial. They believe that this will make them less likely to store fat around their stomach.
In addition, more than 90 per cent of the men and women had lower blood pressure by the end of the month.

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