Sophie Tanno for the Daily Mail:
While there are always more natural ways for obese people to shed the pounds, the scientist told Daily Mail Australia he believes the research is important
He revealed the university has received funding from the Australian government to seek out ways of combating obesity.
Professor Keating added that the results show ‘we can potentially make a real difference in the fight again obesity’.
Researchers fed the mice missing the RCAN1 gene various different diets, including the high fat one thought to cause weight gain.
The rodents followed the diet for as little as eight weeks and up to six months. Each time period produced similar results.
Blocking RCAN1 helps transform unhealthy white fat into the healthier brown version, according to the team of researchers.