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Brewer’s Yeast Extract May Help With Weight Loss

People who are obese are at higher risk for metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis. A recent study has found that a hydrolysate from brewer’s yeast may help obese people lose weight and abdominal fat.

Participants in the study included 54 obese men and women. Over the course of ten weeks they consumed either 0.5 grams of yeast hydrolysate or dextrin as a control 30 minutes before breakfast and again 30 minutes before dinner.

At the six week point, the researchers noted that the yeast hydrolysate group already had significant reductions in calorie intake. This reduction was maintained through the end of the study.

At the conclusion of the study, the researchers noted an average 5.7 lbs reduction in body weight and a 17.3 cm2 reduction in abdominal circumference in the yeast group, compared to 1.8 lbs and 7 cm2 reductions in the control group.

Researchers from Jeonju University in South Korea conducted the study. It was published in the January 2014 issue of Nutrition.

Previous studies have found an association between yeast hydrolysates and increased energy, better immunity, and improved gastrointestinal health. The best way to obtain these health benefits is through a high quality supplement.

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