The Wall Street Journal recently consulted Natural Standard to discuss the available scientific evidence on raspberry ketone.
In the article, "The Berry Essence of Fat Burning?" reporter Laura Johannes discusses the increased interest in raspberries as being the "new fat burner" with Dr. Catherine Ulbricht, Founder of the Natural Standard Research Collaboration.
Raspberry ketone is a compound that is found in red raspberry fruits. It is responsible for the fruity aroma of raspberries, and it is often used as a fragrance and flavoring agent for cosmetics, perfumes, foods and beverages. Although it is mostly found in raspberries, raspberry ketone has also been found in kiwifruit. There is some scientific evidence that suggests that raspberry ketone may improve the skin, promote hair growth and weight loss, and treat obesity. However, more research is needed to confirm the effects of raspberry ketone for any health-related purposes.
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For more information about raspberry ketone, please visit Natural Standard's Foods, Herbs & Supplements Database.