How soon before Dr.Oz starts touting potatoes as the new weight loss elixir?
It could happen.
First a Washington State man lost 21 pounds and had his cholesterol drop 67 points after a 60 days of eating a "potato only" diet.
Then a study out of McGill University puts this out.
Researchers have found a simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet which is high in fat and refined carbohydrates. The benefits of the extract are due to its high concentration of polyphenols, a beneficial chemical component that’s also found in fruits and vegetables, said the scientists from McGill University in Canada.
According to this study, which appeared in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, potato extracts could be a solution for preventing both obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The daily dose of extract comes from 30 potatoes, but of course we don’t advise anyone to eat 30 potatoes a day,” says Stan Kubow, principal author of the study, “as that would be an enormous number of calories.” Instead, the researchers hope that in future the extract could be available as a dietary supplement or simply as a cooking ingredient.
Clinical trials are absolutely necessary to validate beneficial effects in humans. The tests have been conducted on lab mice.
Right now the team is seeking partners to fund the trials in hopes of patenting the potato extract.
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