BBC News reports:

French scientists say they have found a drug that tricks the body into burning off fat even when on a high-fat diet.

The University of Louis Pasteur team found the drug protected mice against weight gain and insulin resistance.

The drug SRT1720 – a chemical cousin of red wine extract resveratrol – targets the protein SIRT1, which is thought to combat ageing, Cell Metabolism reports.

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