|Prof Chen Peng (left) and Asst Prof Xu Chenjie with the new microneedle fat burning patch. (Photo: Nanyang Technological University and channelnewsasia)|
In a press release, NTU said the scientists have developed a patch which delivers drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat, via micro-needles.
NTU said the patch reduced weight gain in mice on a high fat diet and their fat mass by more than 30% over four weeks.
The treated mice also had significantly lower blood cholesterol and fatty acids levels compared to the untreated mice.
NTU said the new type of skin patch contains hundreds of micro-needles, each thinner than a human hair, which are loaded with the drug Beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist or another drug called thyroid hormone T3.
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