American researchers have trialled a medical skin patch that can turn energy storing ‘white fats’ into energy burning ‘brown fats’ with amazing weight loss results.
The skin patch contains metabolism-altering drugs encased in nanoparticles which enter the body through the patch via dozens of microscopic needles.
During the test, mice were given two patches on either side of the lower abdomen – one with the skin patch containing the nanoparticle compound and one without. New patches were applied every three days for four weeks.
The research revealed that the treated mice had a 20 per cent reduction in fat on the affected side of the abdomen compared to the untreated side. Furthermore, those treated with the skin patch had significantly lower fasting blood glucose levels than untreated mice.
“Many people will no doubt be excited to learn that we may be able to offer a non-invasive alternative to liposuction for reducing love handles,” says Dr Qiang from the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina.
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