Tokyo-based Food Company Claims Additive Can Help You Lose Weight

An additive that claims to help people lose weight is set to be used in food and drinks for the first time, The (London) Sunday Telegraph reported.

Tokyo-based food company Ajinomoto wants to use an extract from chilli peppers that makes the body burn more calories in a range of foods including desserts, confectionery, cereals and drinks.

The extract called dihydrocapsiate [DHC] is a chemical compound that boosts the body’s metabolism, and is already sold in the U.S. and Japan in the form of diet supplement pills.

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