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Asian mushroom extract shows promise as treatment for obesity and its ills

Maybe Alice in Wonderland was on to something, nibbling on a mushroom to make herself shrink. New research has shown that a liquid extract made from a mushroom used in traditional Asian medicine for more than 2,000 years protects against weight gain and reverses obesity-related inflammation and metabolic dysfunction in overfed mice. The mushroom,¬†Ganoderma lucidum¬†(known in China as lingzhi, and …