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Control Obesity: A Pill to Replace Treadmill

by Vani Pradeep on December 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Control Obesity: A Pill to Replace Treadmill

Researchers from Harvard Stem Cell Institute Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital have recently revealed about a pill for obesity. They described this as: "the first step toward a pill that can replace the treadmill" for the control of obesity - though it of course would not provide all the additional benefits of exercise.

Chad Cowan, an HSCI Principal Faculty Member and his HSCI team report that they have created a system using human stem cells to screen for compounds that have the potential to turn white, or 'bad', fat cells into brown, or 'good' fat cells, and have already identified two compounds that can accomplish that in human cells.

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