Teaching Fat Cells to Burn Calories

The Science Daily recently published a very interesting article titled ‘Teaching Fat Cells to Burn Calories: New Target Against Obesity Involves Brown Fat‘.

The article discusses how the body’s own fat cells can be converted from the calorie-storing cells to calorie-burning cells.

A protein called PRDM16 commonly found in mice and humans has been found to transform white fat cells to brown fat cells. The interaction of a class of drug known as PPAR-gamma ligands commonly given to people with diabetes with the PRDM16 protein has been shown capable of increasing the body’s brown fat cell content.

The discovery makes PRRM16 and compounds that promote the action of this protein the target for future research in to obesity management.

You can read the full article from the link below:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120307184658.htm

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