“Fight Fat With More Fat”

Posted: August 3, 2009 in Uncategorized
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“The latest candidate for an obesity-fighting wonder drug is not what you’d expect: It’s fat.

Adding fat sounds like a strange way to curb obesity, but scientists think boosting “brown fat” — a special kind of fat that burns calories to keep people warm — might bump up metabolism and help take off pounds. Now, researchers have figured out how to turn skin cells into brown fat that sucks up energy when transplanted into mice. They’re hoping a similar strategy could someday work in people.” – Hadley Leggett, Wired

WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Very interesting idea and strategy. As explained though in the article, there is still a long way to go on this research and how the human body will react is still unknown. I’m excited to fast-forward in time!


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