UF/IFAS Study: Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

A new University of Florida study has found a new product that can help fight obesity. Muscadine grape seed oil has been revealed to contain a type of vitamin E, called tocotrienol, which can prevent the formation of fat cells. Tocotrienol has also been found in red palm and rice bran oil, but scientists consider Muscadine grape seed oil to be a superior source, especially once they can figure out an efficient way to increase production of the grapes. Marty Marshall, a professor of food science and nutrition at UF has suggested that salad dressings may be an easy way of integrating the new oil into a consumer’s diet and that consuming foods with the oil could “…curtail weight gain by reducing obesity.”

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