A joint Iranian-Australian research team recently published a double-blind study in which they recruited 48 obese or overweight persons and have half of them a daily dose of pomegranate extract in order to measure impact on serum metabolic indicators and biomarkers associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. The team found that after 30 days the group that got the pomegranate extract had lower measures of blood sugar and bad cholesterol and higher good cholesterol levels, suggesting that pomegranate extract could be beneficial for metabolic health.
- Obesity has long been linked to many health-depleting conditions, such as diabetes, respiratory and cardiac issues.
- One study utilized 48 overweight and obese subjects, divided into two groups, for the purpose of researching the effects of pomegranate on obesity-specific complications.
- The study showed that serum glucose, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and overall cholesterol all dropped significantly.
“Pomegranate can help prevent complications linked to obesity, according to a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.”