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Microneedle skin patch that delivers fat-shrinking drug locally could be used to treat obesity and diabetes

05:20 EDT 15 Sep 2017 | Physorg.COM

Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's overall metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat such as "love handles" and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the University of North Carolina.

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