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Obesity: Japan Scientists Find Way to Manipulate Brain to Burn Fat

A new mechanism in brain that regulates obesity, which can be targeted to treat obesity, was found by a Japanese researcher Makoto Fukuda. They studied the mouse Rap1 gene, which is expressed in a variety of tissues, including the brain but its role in energy balance was unexplored. The team of scientists selectively deleted the Rap1 gene in a group ...

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Just Add Food Ingredient to Reduce Hunger, Obesity in Future?

British Researchers have developed a new compound that may help reduce people’s appetite and prevent weight gain, when added to daily food. In the tests carried out on humans, researchers at Imperial College London and University of Glasgow found the ingredient contains propionate which stimulates the gut to release hormones which act on the brain to reduce hunger. Propionate is ...

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