RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING A SHOT TO BURN BELLY FAT


Uploaded by osumedicalcenter on 14.09.2012

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>>Narrator: DOCTORS SAY THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE 90-MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE OBESE,
IS THE WEIGHT THEY CARRY IN THEIR MIDSECTION. IT’S THERE, THAT SO-CALLED VISCERAL FAT
SURROUNDS OUR VITAL ORGANS AND POSES SEVERAL RISKS.
>> Ouliana Ziouzenkova, PhD: “Like type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease.
And it’s extremely difficult to remove this particular part of fat.”
>>Narrator: BUT RESEARCHERS AT OHIO STATE’S COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER HAVE TAKEN AN
IMPORTANT FIRST STEP IN DOING JUST THAT - BY USING GOOD FAT TO MELT AWAY THE HARMFUL WHITE
FAT. IN THE PAST, SCIENTISTS HAVE TRIED INJECTING
WHITE FAT WITH ENERGY-BURNING BROWN FAT CELLS, BUT THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY KILLED BY THE IMMUNE
SYSTEM. SO RESEARCHERS AT OHIO STATE CAME UP WITH
THIS. INGENIOUS CAPSULES THAT CARRY BROWN FAT CELLS INTO WHITE FAT AND HIDE THEM FROM
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. THE KEY IS THE CAPSULE.
>> David DiSilvestro: “It’s small enough that it won’t allow immune cells to get
inside and kill the cells inside the capsule, but it’s large enough to allow proteins
and hormones and things like that to pass in and out.”
>>Narrator: AND WHEN THEY DO, WHITE FAT BEGINS TO BURN. IN A NEW STUDY, RESEARCHERS HERE
FED MICE A HIGH FAT DIET AND INJECTED THESE CAPSULES INTO THEIR MIDSECTIONS. AND IN JUST
80 DAYS SAW A DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE.
>>Ouliana Ziouzenkova, PhD: “Unlike any other treatment we have, we find out that
this mouse lost 20% of visceral fat.”
>>Narrator: THAT’S 20-PERCENT OF VISCERAL FAT GONE IN LESS THAN 90 DAYS - AND A PROMISING
NEW STEP TOWARD BATTLING OBESITY IN THE FUTURE. AT OHIO STATE’S COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER,
THIS IS CLARK POWELL REPORTING.