Belly Fat: Skin Patch Converts White Fat into Brown Fat

a Chemical compound was introduced through microneedles on a patch by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina. This resulted in the conversion of stored white belly fat to brown fat in mice.[1][2]

The patch as described above, demonstrated fat reduction, increased whole body energy expenditure and improved type-2 diabetes in vivo in a diet-induced obesity mouse model


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[1] http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.7b04348

[2] nn7b04348_si_001