The Article is from Physorg.com
Researchers in Melbourne found that by manipulating fat cells in mice they were able to speed up the animals’ metabolisms.
They found that when a particular enzyme, known as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), was removed, mice were able to eat the same amount as other mice but burn more calories and therefore gain less weight.
Animals without the enzyme were on average 20 percent lighter than normal mice and had 50 to 60 percent less body fat, senior researcher at the Howard Florey Institute Michael Mathai said.
“It is very clear that they do have less body fat,” he told AFP.