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December 2009 Issue

Is Mangosteen a Miracle Fruit? Science Doesn’t Seem to Support Claims

It seems that mangosteen is poised to become the next acai berry (see our October coverage on acai). The Internet is bulging with websites hawking mangosteen products, many crediting this exotic fruit with miraculous benefits. The proclaimed benefits of mangosteen include aid against allergies, lowering blood sugar, prevention against aging effects, protection against free radical damage and abnormal body cell growth, and promotion of higher energy levels, anti-depressant effects, mental alertness, brain health, stronger circulatory system and a healthy immune system.

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