A new molecule to melt the fat cells in overload
Published the 17.01.2018 to 08: 45
Lose fat without the slightest effort, here is one of the wildest dreams of the followers of the line.
A team of researchers from the University of Texas reveals how the use of small molecules to block the enzyme nicotinamide-N-methyltransferase (NNMT) has led to the melting of the adipose cells in obese mice. The study was published in Biochemical Pharmacology.
The lead author of the study ensures that target NNMT is an effective way to combat overweight and obesity.
An innovative approach
The main cause of weight gain is an energy imbalance, in which we consume more calories than we burn. This forces the body to store fat.
As that fat tissue develop, they secrete larger amounts of hormones and pro-inflammatory signals responsible for several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “Block the action of the brake to fat cells provides an innovative mechanism to increase the cellular metabolism of the fat and reduce the size of the deposits of white fat white, details the author of the study Harshini Neelakantan.
“These early results are encouraging and support the development of this technology as a new approach to combating metabolic diseases “.