Although the finding would allow the creation of medicines to stop the "increasing epidemic of obesity", it would be detrimental to the processes created during human development aimed at ensuring survival.
Excess weight can be removed by braking en gen, in accordance with the work of an international team of scientists led by the University of Flinders (Australia).
In their study, the researchers excluded the mice gene RCAN1, known as the calcinurin regulator 1. When exposed to high-fat diet, rodents did not get heavier because the rate of metabolism increased throughout the body.
The experiment shows that the inhibition of one single gene could help fight against obesity and metabolic disorders with which it is linked, enabling people to eat as much as they want without getting weight, according to an article published at the Secretary-General.
Now scientists are planning development of the drug It could inhibit RCAN1 in humans to increase calorie burning and reduce fat retention in the body.
"We know so many people They fight for weight loss or even control their weight for a variety of reasons, "says Professor Damien Keatingel, the main research worker." The findings could mean developing a pill that would inhibit the RCAN1 function, which could lead to weight loss, "adds.
In his work at work, genetic suppression could solve the problem of "an increasing epidemic of obesity."
However, under evolutionary conditions, the processes in our body that are responsible for inhibiting energy consumption are designed to survive in difficult conditions food shortages, for example during war or famine.