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Hacking fat cells’ metabolism does not affect insulin resistance

In the race to find a safe and , much attention has focused on the that store and use energy. But a new mouse study from suggests that tweaking these processes, even in a targeted way that affects only , may not yield a silver-bullet obesity cure. The study appears in Cell Reports.

Brown Fat
This is an image of brown fat, with fat shown in green, other in red and ’ nuclei in blue.
Credit:Eric Balzer


Other authors on the paper are Jieun Lee and Jessica M. Ellis, both of The Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Medicine