America has an obesity epidemic.  Here in America 40% of adults are obese and 30% are overweight – count me in.  But help may be on the horizon.

Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered a compound that will shrink excess fat by increasing fat cell metabolism.  As fat cells grow larger they express a protein that is a metabolic brake per se that slows down fat cell metabolism.  These researchers found a compound that BLOCKS this protein leading to increased fat cell metabolism.  More studies need to be done and then they have to go through the exhaustive clinical trials.  Don’t hold your breath, but this is a promising development.