What if there was a medicine to get rid of excess fat without needing to diet? According to a recent study, the dream of many overweight people could come true.
Losing fat without the slightest effort, here is one of the craziest dreams of fans of the line.
A team of researchers at the University of Texas reveals how the use of small molecules to block the enzyme nicotinamide-N-methyltransferase (NNMT) has resulted in the melting of fat cells in obese mice. This study was published in Biochemical Pharmacology.
The lead author of the study ensures that targeting NNMT is an effective way to fight 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 fatty tissues develop, they secrete larger amounts of hormones and pro-inflammatory signals that are responsible for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. " Blocking the action of the fat cell brake provides an innovative mechanism to increase the cellular metabolism of fat and reduce the size of white white fat deposits, details the author of the study Harshini Neelakantan.
« These first results are encouraging and support the development of this technology as a new approach to the fight against metabolic diseases ".