Researchers ID brain protein involved in weight control

01/5/2012 | Yahoo!

A study in PloS One found that mice lacking the RGS9 2 protein gained more weight and had a higher body fat percentage than those with the wild-type strain. In addition, over-expression of the protein appeared to induce weight loss in rats. The findings suggest that the protein plays a role in weight control independent of the motivation, movement and reward responses, researchers said.

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