Milk, Beer Molecule Could Fight Weight Gain
Research published in the journal Cell Metabolism shows that a molecule called nicotinamide riboside could help mice gain less weight when fed a high-fat diet. The molecule also seems to play a part in increasing endurance in mice.
The molecule, which may work by influencing cells’ mitochondria, also didn’t seem to have any side effects in the mice even when given to them in high doses, researchers found.
“It really appears that cells use what they need when they need it, and the rest is set aside without being transformed into any kind of deleterious form,” study researcher Carles Canto said in a statement.
The researchers came from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne and Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as other institutions.