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Saturday, 01 March 2014 - 9:34
Study suggests Seaweed could be key to weight loss
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Research has suggested that seaweed could be the secret ingredient to losing weight.

Scientists at Newcastle University said a compound found in common seaweed would stop the body absorbing fat.

Tests showed that alginate, found in sea kelp, can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut.

The findings, published in the journal Food Chemistry, showed that a four-fold increase in one type of alginate boosted anti-fat absorption by 75%.
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