Animal Research Minute – Could scientists have discovered a viable cure for obesity?
Well, Bloomberg reports that a hormone our bodies make when we exercise could be harnessed to fight obesity. When we exercise, our bodies produce a hormone called irisin that burns calories. When scientists injected this hormone into obese, pre-diabetic mice, the mice lost weight and had normal blood sugar levels. This finding could mean that irisin has the potential to have the same effects in people and could one day be used as an anti-obesity drug.