© Adobe StockFollowing fruit is good for you, no one doubts it. But some have more specific effects than others. This is the case of camu-camu or "Myrciaria dubia". A name of fruit that you may not say anything but that you should remember for the months to come. He could invite himself soon on the shelves of early vegetables and supermarkets. Coming from the Amazonian forest, it belongs to the Myrtaceae family just like guava. It has a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. According to Canadian researchers, its consumption could prevent obesity. At least in mice as they explained in the scientific journal Gut. A fruit that helps burn calories During their analysis, scientists from Laval University and the Quebec University Institute of Cardiology and Pulmonology submitted two groups of mice to a diet rich in sugar and fat for 8 weeks. Half of the mice received daily camu-camu extracts. Ultimately, weight gain in camu-camu mice was 50% lower than in control mice and similar to low-sugar, low-fat mice. According to scientists, the anti-obesity effect of camu-camu comes from an increase in the energy expenditure of the mice receiving the extracts. These had improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and were also fully protected against fatty liver disease or "NASH" (significant accumulation of fat in the liver). For the authors, the fruit would globally affect the intestinal microbiota of mice. Moreover, by transferring intestinal bacteria belonging to the mice taking camu-camu to others not taking it, they found that the latter enjoyed the same positive effects of the fruit on the weight. "Our results show that camu-camu prevents visceral and hepatic fat deposits," the researchers concluded. The next step will be to demonstrate its benefits to men. Hepatic steatosis: fatty liver disease gaining ground Hepatic steatosis also known as "Nash disease" or "fatty liver disease" is progressing worryingly. This overload of liver fat responsible for cirrhosis and liver cancer is becoming more and more common. It is even now the first cause of liver transplantation in the United States, said Professor Lawrence Serfaty, at the Paris Hepatology Conference. For Dr. Richard Haddad, interviewed on Medisite, "the increase in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NASH) is parallel to the increase in obesity and diabetes, by a significant increase in fructose dietary intake." Clearly, the more you reduce your sugar consumption, the more you protect your liver. Same thing of course for the reduction of fat in the alimentation.La writing advises you:


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