March 5, 2015

NO ONE HAS IT HARDER THAN THEIR FAT FATHER DID:

Could sweat-free exercise be in our future? (AFP, 5 March 2015)

Diet-free weight management could be in the pipelines, for the hormone dubbed "MOTS-c" appears to let your body tolerate a high fat diet without gaining weight.

It works by targeting muscle tissue, restoring insulin sensitivity and neutralising insulin resistance that comes with age and as a result of diet, and could become important in preventing diabetes.

"This represents a major advance in the identification of new treatments for age-related diseases such as diabetes," says senior author Pinchas Cohen, dean of the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.

Supplementation with the hormone, which has yet to be tested on humans, kept laboratory mice trim and healthy on a diet that would make them obese under normal circumstances, according to the study.



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