Slow metabolism hindering weight loss? Genetic 'switch' may be answer

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    Apr 10, 2014 8:02 PM GMT
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/09/new-genetic-switch-technique-may-lead-to-accelerate-metabolism/
    Many who struggle with their weight will often blame a “slow” metabolism – meaning their bodies do not burn calories as quickly or as efficiently as others’.

    For those who do suffer this condition, investigators from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) say they have found a genetic “switch” that can accelerate a person’s basal metabolic rate – leading to a dramatic reduction in the risk for obesity and diabetes.

    Their research, published in the journal Nature, involves turning off a gene that encodes a protein called nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT), which is found in the fat cells and the liver. NNMT is known to process vitamin B3 and has been previously linked with certain types of cancers.
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    Apr 11, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    i have the total opposite problem, fast metabolism >> would love to switch metabolisms
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    Apr 11, 2014 12:07 PM GMT
    jK87 saidi have the total opposite problem, fast metabolism >> would love to switch metabolisms


    My kingdom for your metabolism! If mine were any slower, it would be in reverse!
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    Apr 11, 2014 12:39 PM GMT
    jK87 saidi have the total opposite problem, fast metabolism >> would love to switch metabolisms



    Here, you can have mine. Take it, please.
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    Apr 11, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
    Super slow metabolism here: have any of you guys with fast metabolisms who want to change figured out a way to swap?
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    Apr 11, 2014 3:57 PM GMT
    Interesting article but I'm wondering what the side effects would be. They're messing with fat and liver cells, liver being important! I wonder how it would work on someone in their 50s that isn't overweight but trying hard to maintain where they are. I'm inching up on the scale and find it harder to increase my workouts to burn more calories.

    It's a lose - lose attempt as metabolism slows and your physical abilities lessen. You're not burning as many calories because of both so unless you just quit eating, you're screwed!

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