Seaweed May Contain Compound to Help Fight Obesity

That nasty seaweed you see on the beach may contain a compound that can beat the obesity epidemic.

Researchers in Japan have found a compound in brown seaweed that appears to fight fat.

By studying mice and rats, they found the compound stimulates a protein that leads to the burning of fat.

The compound is found in a type of kelp that is a common ingredient in Japanese miso soup.

However, experts say eating seaweed will not make you lose weight.

They are now working on extracting the seaweed compound and developing it into a pill.

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