Secret to staying slim


How can some people eat high calorie food and not gain weight? The answer lies in the “poor fuel economy” of their inefficient muscles. A study on rats has found that those who are genetically disposed towards leanness have higher levels of proteins that support energy expenditure and lower level of those which help energy conservation. This makes them burn more fat than others while doing same exercises. The study holds clues for devising obesity treatment strategies.


Down To Earth, April 2014