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Mango skin for slimming

Eating fruits of some Australian varieties of mango like Irwin and Nam Doc Mai may help you in shedding weight, provided you eat only the skin and not the pulp. Normally, mango fruits are believed to have a fattening effect on human body. This latest finding has been made by Mike Gidley, a researcher at the University of Queensland, who says that the skin of these varieties contain compounds which inhibit growth of fat cells in the body. This effect is variety specific and all mango varieties do not have this effect, says Dr Gidley.