U.S. scientists have discovered a genetic mechanism that controls the body’s fat-building process. (and I just thought it was the cheeseburgers that were keeping me fat!!! IT’S MY GENES!!!!)
According to the study information, University of Central Florida researchers found a gene called MCPIP controls the development of fat cells. Until now, the scientists said a different protein has been universally accepted as the master controller of fat cell formation. The study’s details are available on the Journal of Biological Chemistry website.
“Our research has shown that MCPIP is a regulator of fat cell formation and blood vessel formation that feeds the growing fat tissue,” Kolattukudy said. “Therefore, a drug that can shut down its function can prevent obesity and the major inflammatory diseases resulting from obesity, including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.”