Animal Research Minute – Did you know scientists may have identified an ideal way to lose weight?

Well, researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered in studies with mice a protein that regulates brown fat in both the brain and the body's tissues. Brown fat is a good type of fat in our body that generates heat and burns calories. Scientists think this finding could lead to the development of treatments that increase brown fat activity in order to supplement other weight loss strategies that typically decrease a person's metabolic rate, as they’re trying to lose weight.

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