Bioscience

Mesa startup aims to help ease weight loss

September 27, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: East Valley Tribune] – A Mesa company says it can help Americans slim down if they just breathe.

Kemeta LLC, 2222 S. Dobson Road, has developed a palm-size sensor that tells how fast the user is burning fat just by exhaling into the device.

The instrument does that by measuring the concentration of acetone in the breath. Acetone, one of the ketone group of compounds, is produced as fat is metabolized in the liver (thus the company’s name, KEtone METAbolism). The more that’s detected, the faster fat is being burned off.

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