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What are raspberry ketones?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Raspberry ketone is an aromatic component present in raspberries and other fruits. It can also be produced synthetically in a lab.
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  • ALisa Lynn, Fitness, answered
    Lisa Lynn - What are raspberry ketones?
    Fitness expert Lisa Lynn explains what raspberry ketones are and why they are a good addition to your diet. Watch Lisa Lynn's video for important tips and information about fitness, diet and weight loss.
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    • Raspberry ketone is a compound that is found in red raspberry fruits. It is responsible for the fruity aroma of raspberries, and it is often used as a fragrance and flavoring agent for cosmetics, perfumes, foods, and beverages. Although it is mostly found in raspberries, raspberry ketone has also been found in kiwifruit.

    • Natural raspberry ketone is one of the most expensive yet popular flavoring agents in the food industry. However, because finding raspberry ketone in its natural form may be difficult, its synthetic preparation has been explored.

    • There is some scientific evidence that suggests that raspberry ketone may improve the skin, promote hair growth and weight loss, and treat obesity. However, more research is needed to confirm the effects of raspberry ketone for any health-related purposes.

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