So relishing a glass of Bordeaux, Merlot, Sangiovese and Chianti would be actually working on those fats. Scientist discovered a substance called piceatannol, which stall the production of young fat cells, preventing them to grow into mature fat cells.
The research was conducted under guidance of Lead researcher Dr Kee Hong Kim at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Dr Kim is assistant professor of food science at the university. Excited from the initial results, Dr Kin was quoted saying. “We are now testing our idea using animal model obesity to see if it has the same beneficial functions. We need to work on improving the stability and solubility of piceatannol to create a biological effect.”
In addition, piceatannol was also found to inhibit insulin’s ability to activate gene’s furthering fat cell formation.