Previous studies have blamed this storage of excess fat for higher risk of heart disease.
Obesity is a major cause for concern across the globe as people as well as governments are introducing measures to curb the problem. But while a healthy diet and exercise are important to combat it, the health issue can also be tackled through other methods.
It turns out that a substance called the jet-lag supplement can help against obesity by causing people to burn more calories. The naturally produced sleep hormone makes people burn more energy rather than store it.
Fat deposits around the abdomen are also reduced due to this. Previous studies have blamed this storage of excess fat for higher risk of heart disease.
Scientists imply that it may be anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of melatonin that help burn more calories.