Tequila

Could tequila be a new weapon in the battle against obesity?

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in this edition of "Housecall for Health":

Researchers in Mexico say tequila can do more than get a party going, it may protect against obesity and diabetes.

A study presented by the American Chemical Society found natural sugars derived from the agave plant, the same plant used to make tequila, protected a group of mice against diet-induced obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

Agavins act as dietary fibers and don't raise blood sugar like other sweeteners.

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Housecall for Health , I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.