A Protein Pathway that May Prevent Obesity (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption More than one-third of the adult population in the united states is obese, and most of us gain the extra weight because we eat too much. So researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis gave mice too much to eat, putting them on high-fat diets for several weeks, and in their experiments, the reserchers may have identified a protein pathway with the potential to prevent obesity. Jim Dryden has more... Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.