Scientists Accidentally Discover Cure To Weight Gain
Scientists think they’ve discovered a cure for weight gain, and believe it or not, it was discovered by total accident.
By nowproducerdave on August 14, 2018
Accidents happen, and usually result in something either bad, or at least something unwanted. In this case though, an accident may have found a cure for weight gain.
So they’re calling it a cure for obesity, and they literally discovered it by accident. They were trying to “fatten” up some mice when they discovered that the mice weren’t getting any larger. It turns out that the mice were missing a couple genes in their genetic makeup (NRP1 and VEGF). Specifically, the genes were “edited out” of the mice. Those genes are attached to the lymph node. Now that those genes are gone, the vessels around the lymph tissue sort of closed up, which prevents fat particles from being absorbed. No fat being absorbed from the food means no fat being deposited into the body.
The scientists are taking that discovery and seeing if it can somehow be applied to the human body. There is a medicine on the market already that targets one of those genes, but it’s used for glaucoma. Those medicines have the same sort of affect, and people have noticed that it helps prevent fat absorption. However, the scientists want to tweak that some more and make it specifically target those genes, for the purpose of preventing weight gain. It would literally be a pill people could take that would prevent weight gain. Find some more information here.