Unmasking Black Pepper's Secrets As a Fat Fighter, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Reveals

Published: May 03, 2012

A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper. The research, published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, pinpoints piperine -- the pungent-tasting substance that gives black pepper its characteristic taste, concluding that piperine also can block the formation of new fat cells.

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