Researchers work on injection to reduce belly fat
COLUMBUS, Ohio (KGO) -- A vaccine that helped mice reduce belly fat could have a human application in the future.
Researchers at Ohio State University used heat-generating cells injected in to the bellies of mice to turn bad fat cells in to energy-burning fat. The mice lost about 20 percent of their belly fat after 80 days of treatment.
Health officials say belly fat is a particular problem because it's linked to more serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
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