Melatonin May Aid Weight Loss [Updated for 2021]

Sleep specialist Dr.Michael J. Breus writes how new research indicates that the sleep hormone melatonin may encourage weight loss, by increasing the presence of a particular kind of fat that actually helps burn energy. This may sound surprising, that the presence of fat in the body leads to weight-loss inducing fat burning. In recent years scientists have identified specific types of fat that burn energy rather than storing it, as regular fat cells do. One of these types of fat is a so-called “beige fat,” which is found near the collarbone and along the spine in adult humans. (Another recently identified fat in adults is “brown fat,” which also burns energy.) Stimulating the presence of energy-burning body fats has been identified as a prospective treatment for obesity, as well Type 2 diabetes.

Huffington Post, December 19th, 2013 

Coincidentally, this article preceded this press release on the very same topic just a day before from Dr. Richard Hansler PhD: is now offering a new way to lose weight by maximizing melatonin that stimulates development of brown fat that burns white fat.