Due to the fact that overweight people have troubles when attempting to lose weight even though they still do regular exercise and stick to a healthy diet, several studies have been made at the University of Cambridge in the UK and the Toho University in Japan in order to see why this occurs. These studies have shown that weight loss problems may be caused by a specific protein found in fat storing cells.
The process through which fat is normally burned and transformed into energy, thus making people lose the weight caused by this aforementioned fat, is called thermogenesis. But because of the protein known as sLR11 this process is thoroughly inhibited.
This protein is found in much larger numbers as the subject in question adds more and more fat to its body, thus making thermogenesis occur in lower amounts. Simply put, the fat which you already have stored actively fights against its removal and by doing so, it fights weight loss accordingly.
Because of this, it is necessary for people who want to remain in shape or just lose some weight to take measures immediately after gaining weight. As fat gets stored in the body for a longer period of time, the production of sLR11 increases considerably, further inhibiting thermogenesis.
The experiment which brought this conclusion was applied to lab rats and mice who had the sLR11 present in their system or not. The ones who didn’t present this specific protein had no trouble in producing thermogenesis at all while on the other hand, the ones who did gather more and fatter while the experiment went on.
By making weight loss’s connectivity to calorie intake and burn not be the only ways through which someone might lose weight, adding the necessity of eliminating the sLR11. Researchers have gained a new ally in combating obesity and the probability of someone remaining overweight even if they take the necessary steps in order to burn fat.
Another finding that the discovery of this protein has brought was the likelihood of someone who had already lost weight over a prolonged period of time to gain weight once more. Because the weight loss occurred, metabolism changes brought forth by the disappearance of the sLR11 protein in question makes thermogenesis much more likely to occur. Basically, if you lost weight, you can rest assured that if you put on a few pounds, they will eventually get burned off, that is if you do not gain even more weight in the process.
The application of the discovery that weight loss problems might be caused by a specific protein, the sLR11, in dietary supplements and pills could bring forth an age where losing weight will be a much simpler process for currently overweight people who struggle daily to lose just a few pounds.