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Byline: Massie Santos Ballon
A NEW year is often accompanied by resolutions for change and the flurry of diet plans to lose the weight gained over the holidays in time for summer. It seems appropriate then that a recently released study from American and French researchers interested in understanding the factors involved in regulating body weight identifies a pathway related to the bodys ability to store fat.
The study published in the Jan. 4 issue of journal Cell Metabolism outlines a chain of events that starts when ones energy levels at the cellular level drop. The change activates a switch in the bodys molecular mechanism, telling the liver to secrete more bile …