Skin Patch Removes Love Handles In Mice, But Can It Work On Humans?

Skin Patch Removes Love Handles In Mice, But Can It Work On Humans?

Researchers have developed a new kind of skin patch that could dissolve “love handles” in mice. And while it has yet to be tested on human subjects, the researchers believe they might work on people and serve as a weight loss tool, or even a way to deal with obesity and diabetes.

Most of us recognize skin patches as a smoking cessation tool or even as a birth control method, as USA Today related. But the study conducted by a team of Columbia University Medical Center researchers suggests that these patches could also help people burn fat off from certain parts of the body, based on test results with animal subjects. In laboratory tests, the researchers used a medicated skin patch on mice, and it was discovered that using medicine with the patch resulted in a 20 percent loss of fat in the areas where the patch was applied.

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