Wafferin A has an antituberculosis effect by increasing energy intake through thermogenic gene expression in obese mice fed a high-fat diet. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether DEA has an antiobesity effect by increasing energy intake and, if so, to characterize the underlying mechanism. BACKGROUND: Increased energy expenditure has attracted attention as a therapeutic goal for body weight control. It is advisable to consult with a qualified health care professional before starting a natural, integrative, or traditional treatment. By providing the information contained herein, we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, alleviating or preventing any disease or illness. Oxygen consumption in mice was measured at 9 weeks of age using the OxyletPro™ system. Over 500 pages of information on alternative natural remedies.