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Frequent Consumption Of Guarana Beverage Protects Elderly From Metabolic Disorders

February 22, 2011: 10:53 AM EST
A clinical study among 637 elderly people has found that consuming the stimulant guarana on a regular basis seems to protect against certain metabolic disorders. Brazilian researchers analyzed the effect of guarana on various biomarkers, including lipid, glucose and oxidative metabolism, and on metabolic disorders such as hypertension, obesity and metabolic syndrome. The researchers found that the bioactive compounds (catechins, caffeine, and other xanthines)  present in guarana probably provide the protection, although they acknowledged they did not know what the exact mechanism was. The researchers concluded that “habitual guarana ingestion contributes positively to the prevention of various metabolic disorders in the elderly.”
Cristina da Costa Krewer, et al. , "Habitual Intake of Guaraná and Metabolic Morbidities: An Epidemiological Study of an Elderly Amazonian Population", Phytotherapy Research, February 22, 2011, © John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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