You may soon be able to stuff your face with all the pizza, cheesy hamburgers, and fried chicken you want and still keep your weight the same.
Researchers from Flinders University, Australia, are analyzing a gene associated with obesity, RCAN1, that may”Allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining weight”.
The study used a enormous genetic display in rodents to identify obesity-causing
hereditary candidates. Once the gene RCAN1 was removed, the mice may feed high fat foods for extended intervals without gaining weight.
According to project leader and leader Damien Keating, blocking RCAN1 helps transform energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat, meaning the body burns calories even while napping and with no requirement for dietary restrictions or extra exercise.
The global team said new drug therapies may be developed depending on the finding.Inhibiting the receptor may also translate into fighting obesity and serious diseases such as diabetes.
“We’re currently testing a streak protein-targeting drugs to determine if they inhibit RCAN1 and whether they represent possible new antiobesity medications,” Keating said in a statement.
Obesity is a major worldwide health epidemic that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
“We have research funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. We can potentially make a real difference in the battle again obesity,” Keating said.