Use Protein That Stimulates Brown Fat to Burn Calories And Help You Lose Weight
Its everyone’s dream to be able to lose weight when they want and how much they want but for some people it always seems to be a nightmare to get the diet right or to stick to a diet at Personal Trainer Edinburgh we strive to keep you informed of all the new research and discoveries that is happening all around us.
Well the science teams from around the world have discovered that protein can stimulate brown fat to help burn calories now it’s not just as simple as it may sound its just been tested so before you go around celebrating you will need to look into it further or ask you personal trainer if he or she knows about it.
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Unlike white fat, which functions primarily to store up fat, brown fat (also known as brown adipose tissue) burns fats to generate heat in a process known as thermogenesis.
The research, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories at the Institute of Metabolic Science, discovered that the protein BMP8B acts on a specific metabolic system (which operates in the brain and the tissues) to regulate brown fat, making it a potential therapeutic target.
The scientists believe that activating brown fat could help to support current weight loss programmes, which individuals often struggle to maintain.
Dr Andrew Whittle, one of the authors of the paper from the Institute of Metabolic Science, said: “Other proteins made by the body can enhance heat production in brown fat, such as thyroid hormone but often these proteins have important effects in other organs too. Therefore they are not good targets for developing new weight loss treatments. However, BMP8B seems to be very specific for regulating the heat producing activity of brown fat, making it a more ideal mechanism for new therapies.”
The experiments showed that when mice lacked the protein BMP8B they found it more difficult to maintain their normal body temperature. They also became much more obese than normal mice, particularly when fed a high-fat diet. Additionally, when the researchers treated brown fat cells with BMP8B they responded more strongly to activation by the nervous system.
Furthermore, when BMP8B was administered to specific parts of the brain it increased the amount of nervous activation of brown adipose tissue. The result was that these BMP8B-treated brown fat cells burned more fat and mice given BMP8B in the brain lost weight.
Professor Toni Vidal-Puig, lead author of the study from the Institute of Metabolic Science and a member of the MRC Centre for Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases, said: “A major feature of current weight-loss strategies is that people lose a lot of weight early on, but then reach a plateau despite continuing to follow the same diet regime.
This is because the human body is incredibly good at sensing a reduction in food consumption and slows the metabolic rate to compensate. A strategy to increase brown fat activity could potentially be used in conjunction with current weight loss strategies to help prevent the typical decrease in a person’s metabolic rate.
“One could be sceptical that techniques to increase metabolic rate might just be compensated by the body trying to make you want to eat more, to fuel this increased metabolism. But our findings showed that treating mice with Bmp8b did not have this effect, it simply made them lose weight by burning more fat in their brown adipose tissue.
I know its only tests but you have to start somewhere and reading what these doctors have dissevered all we can say is it looks very promising indeed. Please also remember these tests were done on mice and they are completely different to us although most tests are started this way.
You may find in a short time frame more info becomes available so that you may be able to implement some of the information to help you get the body you want. If you want to find more info do a search for brown fat or ask your personal trainer if they know more about it.
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