Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 19 October 2005
Gone to Flab
Overactive lipid-generating enzyme might spur muscles to pack in fat
Abstract: The muscles of a gym rat and a couch potato don't just look different, they work differently too. The muscles of obese people hoard fat, and a new study might explain why. The work identifies a key lipid-metabolism enzyme that cranks up in hefty individuals and spurs muscle cells to get chubby. Quelling the enzyme might help fend off obesity and diabetes.
Citation: M. Leslie, Gone to Flab. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (42), nf81 (2005).
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