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Blue maize has the potential to prevent metabolic syndrome: study

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NEW JERSEY: Imbibing blue maize could assist in thwarting metabolic disorder such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, surplus body flab around the waist and irregular cholesterol, claimed a novel research.

Other aspects like bodily sluggishness, hereditary background and a diet sans sufficient energy are accountable for having metabolic syndrome.

As a matter of fact, such diseases could also trigger risks of mounting heart malady, stroke and diabetes.

Scientist Rosa Isela Guzman-Geronimoa from the University of Veracruz in Mexico maintained that the natural antioxidants in blue maize might facilitate defend against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes including tumor.

The research was carried out on the rats. They have been fed high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet for 12 weeks. Also, they were provided with blue maize extracts throughout four weeks.

The rats demonstrated noteworthy recovery in blood pressure, High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels as compare to those not given the extract.

Their outcomes lift up the significance of using blue maize as an element of functional foodstuff and nutraceuticals.

Furthermore, this study does not merely demonstrate the worth of blue maize in directing adiposity but as well as the prime character of cholesterol in the growth of obesity, concluded the study reported in the Journal of Medicinal Food.