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Asian mushroom extract shows promise as treatment for obesity and its ills

Maybe Alice in Wonderland was on to something, nibbling on a mushroom to make herself shrink. New research has shown that a liquid extract made from a mushroom used in traditional Asian medicine for more than 2,000 years protects against weight gain and reverses obesity-related inflammation and metabolic dysfunction in overfed mice.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Mushrooms are a great source of glycolipids that alter cellular communication.  Although we have a lot of information on changing the microbe composition genetically identical mice, we have far less data in humans.  An anti-inflammatory diet rich in non-starchy vegetables would seem to be a good starting point for most humans before adding magic mushrooms.


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