Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a way to lose up to 30% weight. The results of the study are published in the journal Small Methods.
Specialists have created a special plaster with multiple microneedles, each of which is thinner than a human hair. These needles contain a drug that converts energy-saving white fat into energy-consuming brown fat.
Researchers are confident that their invention will help reduce the amount of medication needed for weight loss, since it requires less for the patch.
“Our goal is to create an invisible and inexpensive plaster that everyone can easily use,” said Professor Peng Chen.
The test of the invention in mice showed that the white fat began to turn to brown on the fifth day of wearing the patch. The animals lost weight, and their cholesterol levels also decreased.