A new weight loss patch is being developed by scientists in Singapore. The skin patch is designed to transform white fat into brown fat using micro-needles loaded with the drug Beta-3 adrenergic receptor agonist, or a drug called thyroid hormone T3 triiodothyronine. It turns energy-storing ‘bad’ white fat into energy-burning brown fat over four weeks, using hundreds of micro- needles loaded with weight-loss drugs thinner than a human hair.
Now, dare I mention that health care providers love to bring to our attention that low thyroid hormone is NOT the reason we gain weight! But as Victoria Allen shares with us, the scientists in Singapore seem to think otherwise.