Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Brain receptor that regulates body heat may also help accelerate weight loss

(Scripps Research Institute) The brain mechanism that enables us to maintain a constant body temperature may also be the key to rapid weight loss, a new study finds. In experiments involving mice that were given a calorie-restricted diet, scientists at Scripps Research discovered that blocking a brain receptor that normally regulates body heat resulted in significant weight reductions. The findings will be further explored as a potential treatment approach for obesity, which the World Health Organization has called a global epidemic.