HottJoe said...But every little bit helps!!
Yes, that's essentially what I think the underlying study was trying to say, but the article didn't report it very well. Sometimes editors sensationalize these studies for attention-grabbing headlines.
As I wrote above, the more things we have in our arsenal to use for improved health the better. You wouldn't want only 1 tool in your toolbox, but rather a good selection. I really don't understand the hostility here, with an almost deliberate attempt not to comprehend the study's message.
And from the article Update link: 'One of these chemicals [in red wine], ellagic acid, reduced the growth of existing fat cells and the formation of new ones. It also boosted the metabolism of fatty acids in the liver cells - but sadly these findings don't necessarily mean red wine is the solution to losing weight.
"We didn't find, and we didn't expect to, that these compounds would improve body weight," Neil Shay, a biochemist and molecular biologist at OSU told Science Daily.'