A new understanding of mitochondria dysfunction in mice has uncovered a potential new treatment target for obesity

Among the many ways obesity negatively impacts the human body is through an impaired metabolism and reduced endurance in skeletal muscle, and a new study has now shed light on a molecular process underpinning the condition. With this new understanding comes new opportunities to combat obesity, with the authors also demonstrating how a growth factor found in a South American plant can alleviate its deleterious effects.

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