Barking up right tree in battle against obesity

News Scotsman | 1/5/2011
A drug commonly found in birch bark may provide effective new treatments for obesity, heart disease and diabetes, scientists have discovered. The compound, called betulin, targets genes involved in the production... read more

Birch bark’s betulin may contribute to metabolic benefits

BioMed | 1/5/2011
An ingredient found in abundance in birch bark appears to have an array of metabolic benefits, according to new studies in animals that are reported in the January issue of... read more

Birch Bark May Fight Weight Gain

About.com | 2/3/2011
A natural substance found in birch bark may boost your metabolic health, recent research from the journal Cell Metabolism shows. In tests on mice, scientists discovered that a compound called betulin... read more

Birch Bark: Betulin lowered cholesterol, helped prevent diet-induced obesity, and improved insulin sensitivity.

Diet and Nutrition News | 1/4/2011
Bao-Liang Song, from the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, has said: “Our study shows that the SREBP pathway is a good target for several metabolic diseases.” “We also identify a... read more

Birch Bark Ingredient Betulin Can Treat Obesity – Says Research

YgoY | 1/8/2011
Among several birch tress found in the North America, birch bark has always remained of special interest owing to its ingredient betulin’s chemical and medical benefits. Researchers from the Shanghai... read more

Birch bark nutrient prevents obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol

NaturalNews | 1/10/2011
Researchers from the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBC) in China have identified a powerful compound in birch bark called betulin that helps lower cholesterol and prevent both diabetes and... read more

Birch bark may contain healing benefits

United Press International | 1/6/2011
(UPI) — An ingredient in birch bark may have an array of metabolic benefits, researchers in Shanghai say. Researchers at Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, led by Bao-Liang Song, found... read more

Compound Isolated From Birch Bark Fights Obesity and Diabetes

Elements4Health | 1/4/2011
New research has demonstrated the anti-obesity effects of a compound naturally found in birch bark. Scientists have shown that treating mice with the compound betulin counteracts weight gain, improves insulin sensitivity,... read more

Birch bark nutrient prevents obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol

Dr. Eddy Clinic | 10/25/2010
Researchers from the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBC) in China have identified a powerful compound in birch bark called betulin that helps lower cholesterol and prevent both diabetes and... read more

Birch Bark Ingredient Has Metabolic Benefits

Diabetes in Control . Com | 1/12/2011
Betulin-treated mice were also more resistant to developing atherosclerotic plaques in their arteries. Betulin works by targeting so-called sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs), transcription factors that are known to be... read more

Birch Bark Does More Than Fight Obesity

PRlog | 7/22/2011
In January a team of researchers at Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences showed that betulin, a compound found in Birch Bark, helped lower cholesterol, prevent diet-induced obesity, and improve insulin... read more

Betulin Better Than Statins for Managing Lipid Metabolism

BioTechDaily | 1/18/2011
A chemical found in birch tree bark has been found to dramatically lower lipid and cholesterol levels in test animals as well as increasing their sensitivity to insulin. Betulin (lup-20(29)-ene-3beta,28-diol)... read more

Birch bark drug ‘fights obesity’

The Press Association | 1/4/2011
A drug found in birch bark may provide effective new treatments for obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The compound, called betulin, targets genes involved in the production of harmful blood fats.... read more

Beneficial Effects of Birch Bark Ingredient

MeD India | 1/7/2011
Recent studies conducted in animals revealed that an ingredient found in abundance in birch bark has a whole lot of metabolic effects. In mice, the compound known as betulin lowered... read more

Birch bark nutrient prevents obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol

Global Information Network Soc | 1/10/2011
Researchers from the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBC) in China have identified a powerful compound in birch bark called betulin that helps lower cholesterol and prevent both diabetes and... read more

Ingredient in Birch Bark May Work Better Than Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Lovastatin

Breaking Christan News | 1/10/2011
In studies, betulin decreased lipids in liver and fat to a greater extent than lovastatin did. Betulin also improved insulin resistance through its effects on fatty acid and triglyceride synthesis. An... read more

TREE BARK DRUG COULD BATTLE HEART DISEASE

Express.Co.Uk | 1/5/2011
A DRUG found in birch bark may be useful in the treatment of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. The compound, called betulin, targets genes involved in producing harmful blood fats. In... read more

The Metabolic Benefits Of Birch Bark Ingredient

Medical News Today | 1/5/2011
An ingredient found in abundance in birch bark appears to have an array of metabolic benefits, according to new studies in animals that are reported in the January issue of... read more

Tree Bark Drug To Fight Obesity

Daily News | 1/5/2011
A new drug which contains an element found in the bark of trees may be able to provide new treatments for obesity as well as a number of other major... read more

In an animal study, researchers found betulin from birch bark lowered cholesterol, obesity and improved insulin resistance

eMaxHealth | 1/5/2011
Scientists studied betulin in mice finding the ingredient that is abundant in birch bark loweredcholesterol and improved insulin sensitivity. They also found the mice became more resistant to plaque buildup... read more