A trigger molecule for inflammation may also flip the switch on fat

Researchers in Japan who previoiusly developed an anti-arthritis compound called Synoviolin have found that it may also affect harmful fat tissue.   They found that giving Synoviolin to mice resulted in a reduction in yellow-white, or visceral fat – the type of fat that is responsible for increased risk of heart disease.  This is only a prelminary study, but it adds to the growing body of research that can eventually link abdominal obesity with pain and inflammation.

Source: Nakajima T, et al.EMBO Journal. 2015.