Metabolism: Bile acids heat things up

John D. Baxter, Paul Webb

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Abstract

Thyroid hormone causes fat loss, but harnessing this action to treat obesity is difficult because it is associated with harmful side effects. However, bile acids generate active thyroid hormone just where it is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-403
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume439
Issue number7075
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2006

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