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Obesity: could we ‘sweat out’ fat? In immune system experiment, obese mice lose 40pc of their weight in a month despite eating more

In search of better treatments for type 2 diabetes and other consequences of obesity, Taku Kambayashi has long wondered if he could harness a bodily function that most think about in a different context: the immune system.There was evidence to suggest this might work, as certain types of immune cells were known to play a role in metabolism. But when he and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States stimulated these cells in experiments on obese mice, they got a…

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