Weight loss attempts countered by our own body


People trying to lose weight are commonly heard complaining about how all their efforts at the gym are leading them nowhere. They now have science backing up their claim. A new study suggests that the fatter we are, the more our body appears to produce a protein that inhibits our ability to burn fat.

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Our body contains two types of adipose tissue – white (WAT) and brown (BAT) adipose tissue. Fat cells generally act to store excess energy and releases it when needed. Now, brown adipose tissue in particular plays an important role in thermogenesis, which generates heat to keep the body warm. A recent study published in Nature Communications, has shown that the soluble protein sLR11 suppresses thermogenesis in adipose tissue.

This essentially means that the sLR11 protein in the adipose tissue inhibits thermogenesis causing the formation of white adipose tissue. The presence of sLR11, inhibiting this process…

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