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Anti-obesity Compound Turns ‘Bad’ Fat to ‘Good’ Fat


New research suggests that a test chemical added to the diet of mice effectively converted bad “white” fat to metabolism-raising good “brown” fat. Brown fat raises metabolism, which helps reduce weight. Published in The FASEB Journal, the research shows that when the chemical, called beta-LGND2, was added to the diet of a test group of mice they became leaner with higher body temperature — indicating higher metabolism.

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