It turns out that not all body fat is equal.
In fact, the fat that gathers around your midsection… as opposed to, say, your hips or buttocks… literally blocks insulin from doing its job effectively, putting you at a much higher risk for heart disease and diabetes.
But one researcher at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, James Perfield, believes that he may have uncovered an all-natural solution that could be the key to resolving the excess-belly-fat problem once and for all.
The secret is a plant oil, known as sterculic acid, that suppresses an enzyme in the body that’s associated with insulin resistance.
Lose belly fat and reduce diabetes risk
Perfield took a group of rats that had been bred to have excess belly fat and added sterculic oil—extracted from seeds from the Sterculia foetida tree—to their feed.
After just 13 weeks the rats that had been given the sterculic-oil-spiked feed had shed some of their belly fat… no liposuction or tummy tuck required. And right along with that drop in abdominal fat went a significant drop in their risks of developing diabetes and other obesity-related diseases, including heart disease.
More research needs to be done, of course, but Perfield was asked recently to present his findings at the Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Dysfunction Symposium in Colorado, so it’s clear that others are starting to take notice of his work.
If further research shows that this exciting discovery is as real as it seems, we may see a sterculic-acid supplement come to market soon—just hopefully not as a Big-Pharma-backed, overpriced, synthetic drug with a list of side effects as long as your arm.
Well, a girl can dream… right?
P.S. – Rest assured I’m on the hunt for a sterculic acid supplement and as soon as it becomes available from a quality source I will be sure to let you know.