WARF: P96157US

Method and Compositions for Controlling Body Fat and Weight in Animals


Mark Cook, Yeonhwa Park, Michael Pariza

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing methods and pharmaceutical compositions for controlling body fat.
OVERVIEWMany people are concerned about the saturated fat content of meat because of its alleged relationship to blood cholesterol. Most consumers would prefer to eat meat with lower amounts of both total and saturated fat.
THE INVENTIONUW–Madison researchers have developed methods of inhibiting lipoprotein lipase and controlling the body fat and the body weight of an animal. The methods involved administering an effective amount of at least one 20-carbon, conjugated, unsaturated fatty acid to the animal.
  • Controlling body fat and weight of an animal
  • Effective in both mammals and avians
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