Inflammation halts fat-burning
Scientists have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells. In a recent study, the university researchers show why the inflammatory responses that often occur in overweight people block this kind of fat cell conversion. Ref. Source 4p.
The absence of a single mitochondrial protein causes severe inflammation. Scientists have demonstrated that the removal of a single mitochondrial protein in mouse muscle leads to severe inflammation throughout the body, causing the premature death of the animal. Source 3a.