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Associated Press; Scientists at Baylor college of Medicine in Houston found that if an enzyme called acetyl-CoA corboxylase 2, or ACC2, is blocked in mice, the animals can eat much more food than other mice and still weigh 10% to 15% less. The study mice are nicknamed “Knockout mice” because a gene has been knocked out or mutated. The mice were allowed to eat as much as they wanted. Even though they ate 40% more than the control group mice, the knockout mice lost weight. The Baylor researchers are testing compounds that could be used in a pill to block the expression, or secretion, of ACC2. Such a pill will first be tested in mice and then in higher animals, such as monkeys. If all goes well, the pill could be tested in humans within five years (Bodz note: unless Bill or Brock come up with something first).
Other researchers have identified genes that influence appetite and proteins that restrict fat storage.