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Cornell Researchers Discover the Secret to Age-Defying Weight Management.


The effects of a slowing metabolism may be reversed by increasing the production of beige fat cells, according to recent research from Cornell's Division of Nutritional Sciences.

 This may help prevent age-related weight gain, obesity, and related health problems. White adipose tissue's beige subtype of fat cells have similar thermogenic properties to brown adipose tissue,

which helps lower blood sugar and fatty acids that cause heart disease. People's resistance to cold, which triggers the production of beige fat, deteriorates with age.

The study identified a particular signaling pathway that inhibits the development of beige fat in geriatric mice. Scientists were able to stimulate the production of beige fat in old animals that would not normally produce it by inhibiting this pathway.

The production of beige fat cells can be stimulated, according to Cornell researchers, which may help prevent age-related weight gain and related health problems. 

Older mice produced more beige fat when a particular signaling pathway was suppressed, suggesting a potential therapeutic strategy for people.

The prevention of age-related weight gain may help to prevent obesity and its related diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and chronic inflammation.

Researchers at Cornell University's Division of Nutritional Sciences, which is housed in the College of Human Ecology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,

 have discovered that the effects of a slowing metabolism may be reversed by promoting the production of a specific type of fat cells.