Does AMPK Help with Belly Fat?

AMPK serves as an energy-sensing switch that informs the cells when to store energy and generate energy-containing molecules such as fat, and when to break down existing energy stores

Dayna Dye

Does AMPK help with belly fat? The short answer: evidence indicates that it may help. For the long answer, read on. The dangers of excess belly fat and other adipose tissue could be reduced by increasing the activity of an enzyme known as AMPK.

What is AMPK?

AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is an enzyme composed of three protein subunits that are produced by most cells in the body. It serves as an energy-sensing switch that informs the cells when to store energy and generate energy-containing molecules such as fat, and when to break down existing energy stores. AMPK signaling declines during …read more


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