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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 11 August 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 32, p. nf75
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.32.nf75]


Fast Burn

Genetic modification that turns fat cells into furnaces extends longevity in mice

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Fat cells pack away grease like squirrels hoarding nuts in September, and making the cells less thrifty might help fend off obesity, according to new work in mice. The genetically altered rodents snarfed more food but lived long and remained lean. The results suggest that igniting fat metabolism might extend life span without drastic dieting.

Citation: M. Leslie, Fast Burn. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (32), nf75 (2004).

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