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So far it only works on mice though (Picture: Getty) It’s one of the fastest growing pandemics in the world – obesity. But now scientists believe they have made a breakthrough which could help reverse this trend by testing, of course, on mice. By turning off a certain enzyme in mice researchers from the German Cancer Research Center found they were able to feed the test mice fatty foods high in calories and yet they did not gain any weight. Not only that, but none of the animals developed diabetes or any other illnesses which often accompany poor diet and excessive […] Read more →
<Slide Me> Pictures: SWNS A man has fulfilled his friend’s dying wish after shedding more than 10 stone. Mark Smithers, 30, used to tip the scales at a hefty 24st and was so fat that he had food thrown at him while waiting at a bus stop. He is now a shadow of his former self after swapping sweets for salad and reaching his target weight of 13st in just 13 months. His dramatic weight loss stemmed from the death of lifelong family friend Maggie Johnson. On her deathbed, Mark promised the cancer sufferer that he would do his best to lose […] Read more →