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Heart Hormone Plays an Important Role in Breaking Down Fat

by Savitha C Muppala on February 7, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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 Heart Hormone Plays an Important Role in Breaking Down Fat

Exercise certainly helps in reducing body weight, but a recent study has added another dimension to it - our heart and its role in weight loss.

A new study at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) found that the heart also plays a significant part in breaking down fat.


The study found that hormones released by the heart activate fat cell metabolism. These hormones actually stimulate a molecular mechanism which works in a similar manner akin to how the body burns fat to generate heat, when exposed to cold.

This study has added an important facet to the way the body regulates fat tissue, and may help obese patients with better options in the form of drugs to lose weight.

Source: Medindia


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