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MRL scientists identify protein that stimulates brown fat to burn calories


In research published in the journal Cell, studies led by Professor Vidal-Puig at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories show the protein BMP8b stimulates the activity of brown fat by acting in both the brain as well as in brown fat itself. 

 

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This research is published in the following article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867412005077