The antioxidant ellagic acid halts fat accumulation

  • Ellagic acid is a natural polyphenol found in various fruits and vegetables and used in many anti-ageing creams
  • Now a new study has found that ellagic acid inhibits fat accumulation in fat cells during adipogenesis (fat cell growth and maturation)
  • Specifically, ellagic acid reduced the proteins PPAR-gamma and C/EBP-alpha and as a result it stopped fat accumulation and the growth of fat cells
  • These results are a good indication of ellagic acid's potential as an anti-cellulite cream active, in addition to it being a popular natural active of anti-ageing creams for more than a decade
  • Source: Ellagic acid suppresses lipid accumulation by suppressing early adipogenic events and cell cycle arrest, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25462071
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