Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Melon compound 'reduces stress'
Scientists may have uncovered a natural way to combat stress - eat a melon. The key ingredient is an enzyme called superoxide dismutase, thought to have beneficial antioxidant properties which prevent damage to the body's tissues. Volunteers given a capsule containing the enzyme reported fewer symptoms of stress and fatigue than those given a dummy capsule. The French study is published in BioMed Central's open access Nutrition Journal - BBC