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Bad cholesterol: ‘Slim down’ fat-carrying particles to reduce its spread

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Bad cholesterol: ‘Slim down’ fat-carrying particles to reduce its spread

Bad cholesterol: ‘Slim down’ fat-carrying particles to reduce its spread     Enzyme DGAT1 controls how much fat is added to particles released by the liver to be delivered around the body More fat makes bigger particles, which increase the presence of ‘bad’ cholesterol in blood Inhibiting DGAT1 allowed scientists from University of Warwick to ‘slim down’ particles and load them with less fat Opens potential to use changes in diet to produce the same effect Could pave the way for new treatments for heart disease, strokes and diabetes   The enzyme that ‘loads up’ fat-carrying particles in the liver...

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