Aspirin burns fat

It may be great for curing a splitting headache, but scientists have now discovered that aspirin also activates an enzyme that burns fat, a finding that could unlock its cancer fighting properties, according to a new study.

Acetylsalicylic acid, ie aspirin, is an Uncoupling Agent. In basic terms, its essentially putting your system into overdrive without making any energy, produces heat, thus losing weight. Same thing as diet pills but probably not nearly as “effective”–they are horrible for your body. Chances are the disadvantages outweigh the benefits- people will get more ulcers and screw up their kidneys, or bleed profusely before they see any benefit, although its a step forward in figuring out the body systems.

Sources:, reddit, rdodson/flickr.

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