Transforming Bad Fat to Good
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, have come out with a new methodology to fight obesity, by transforming the bad fat in the body into good fat. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Cell Metabolism’.
The study was carried out by Dr. Sheng Bi, who is a professor of behavioral sciences and psychiatry. He found out that by transforming ordinary white fat and stubborn belly fat present in the rat’s brain into brown fat, it was possible to burn energy. Bi explained that if it was possible to make the human body to transform the ‘bad fat’ into ‘good fat’ which can burn help in burning calories instead of storing, then it could become a new way to treat obesity epidemic in the US.
However, given that these breakthrough findings were at present only tested on rats, there is a need for a great deal of research. If the results are positive for humans too, then the study may help to treat obese people.