Inhibiting brain chemical may aid in weight loss

03/6/2012 | ABC News

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine found that mice engineered to have lower levels of the endocannabinoid 2-AG compound burned fat calories more efficiently and showed no signs of metabolic syndrome, compared with their unmodified counterparts, despite having a high-fat diet. The findings in Cell Metabolism suggest that blocking the chemical may aid in weight loss.

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