Scientists from the University of Illinois have been able to develop a hybrid type of ultraviolet corn containing a different combination of phytochemicals that may combat obesity, inflammation, and diabetes.
According to the main body of the study, Professor Elifira Gonzalez de Mejia, a professor of nutrition science at the university, this hybrid type of ultraviolet and other colored corn may provide an alternative coloring material for foods, which earns additional importance.
Scientists have produced the new hybrid species based on 20 genetic variations in the UV atom. Each of these variations has a distinct combination of antosynthines, the naturally occurring melanocytes that give the atom that distinctive color.
To test the effect of anthocyanins on obesity-induced inflammation, the researchers combined the fat cells in mice with a large number of immune cells known as macrophages.
According to the researchers, this model of cells has presented a simulation of the model in obese people who have high concentrations of fat and high levels of inflammation, or found in healthy people who eat plants containing phenols regularly, and therefore are very real models, and can be translated To future clinical studies in animals or humans.
“We have observed very important molecular changes that reduce levels of inflammation and insulin resistance,” says De Mejia. “We also found significant changes in immune-promoting molecules in the immune cells.”
The researchers note that the effectiveness was not achieved through a single phenolic compound, but a group of phenols.
This study opens the door to the development of new treatments for diabetes and obesity in the future, but it is still necessary to further studies and research before reaching that goal.
Source: Science Daily