St. Petersburg, FL—An article published by the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) touts bergamot extract as a way to support those with metabolic syndrome. This Italian citrus fruit, says the group, supports healthy LDL cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar levels.

Bergamot, says HSI, helps block enzymes needed for cholesterol production and keep enzymes that regulate glucose. The fruit contains a well-researched compound, naringin, which may be a key driver in these health benefits.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, November 2010 (published ahead of print on September 28, 2010)