3:56 PM
Aug 09, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

New biological insight could lead to obesity treatment

By identifying a mechanism in dietary fat uptake, researchers from Yale University School of Medicine suggest a compound marketed for glaucoma could have therapeutic applications in obesity. The study was published Thursday in Science.

Dietary fats are packaged into chylomicrons for transport into lymphatics through lacteal capillaries in the intestine. The mechanisms controlling chylomicron uptake into lacteal vessels are unknown.

The Yale researchers found that vascular...

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