Chili Compound May Help Weight Loss

A compound extracted from chilli peppers may boost energy expenditure and aid weight loss, according to new findings from the University of California, Los Angeles.

While this is not the first time that researchers have linked chilli compounds with weight loss, previous reports have focussed on the compound capsaicin, known to the give red pepper its heat. However, new data presented at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting in Anaheim indicates that a non-burning version of capsaicin called dihydrocapsiate (DCT) may also aid weight loss.

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