Latest Rooibos study shows possible obesity curbing properties

Rooibos’ anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties could potentially curb obesity. A study led by Dr Hanél Sadie-Van Gijsen, a senior researcher in the Division of Medical Physiology at Stellenbosch University, is investigating this hypothesis. As a stem cell biologist, she chose to use adipose (fat) stem cells (ASC’s) in her research. This is a relatively new method that will provide a much clearer picture of what happens to subcutaneous fat lying under the skin and visceral fat tissue surrounding organs in the abdominal cavity, as obesity develops and progresses, and in turn,…

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