Weight is something that is difficult to cope with. Moreover, we develop fat depending on our lifestyle. Since this is the case, our ancestors thought of a way on how to moderate it in our bodies – exercise. However, not everyone exercise. In our time, a lot of people miss on exercising. Jobs, hobbies, even the internet are the main culprits as to why tons of people are either overweight or obese. They fail to understand that accumulating fat in the body can lead to health-endangering conditions. But, how can you burn fat without exercising?
Scientists and researchers were able to develop a skin patch that can burn fat easily.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina and Columbia University led a study; the study had the title “Locally-Induced Adipose Tissue Browning by Microneedle Patch for Obesity Treatment.” The study generally focused on reducing fat.
The research used lab mice; they were able to see changes and fat burning as much as 20%. Basing it from the experiment, researchers were able to conclude that the elements used in the experiment were successful. Although, we might have to wait for a while because they’re yet to find an approach that would be applicable for humans.
The d***s and certain elements used dwell on the microneedles. They are gathered up in nanoparticles and loaded into those small square needle-like structures.
When this patch is set to the skin, it releases the d***s from the nanoparticles to the tissue beneath our skin. Then, what the d**g does is that it converts energy-storing fat to energy-burning fat (brown fat). Furthermore, it increases the body’s metabolism rate which means that we digest faster than the usual.
“There are several clinically available d***s that promote browning, but all must be given as pills or injections,” said study co-leader Li Qiang, PhD, assistant professor of pathology & cell biology at Columbia.
“This exposes the whole body to the d***s, which can lead to side effects such as stomach upset, weight gain, and bone fractures. Our skin patch appears to alleviate these complications by delivering most d***s directly to fat tissue,” Qang added.
As per the researchers, the patch won’t have side effects because it doesn’t internally go through our system. It will just be underneath the tissue in our skin.
Moreover, this patch will be useful in burning unwanted fat like love handles. The patch can also handle and treat metabolic disorders: diabetes and obesity.
In conclusion, technology is becoming more and more interesting. Because a lot of people are curious about how they can benefit from technology, people come up with the most wow-ing and incredible ideas.
The designer of the patch and co-leader of the study Zhen Gu said that people all over the world will no doubt be happy and excited about this new product.
How about you? What are your thoughts with this innovation? Do you think it will work for humans the same way it had for mice? Would this have positive effects to people physically? Share with us your thoughts.