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Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Drug Could Help Maintain Long-Term Weight Loss

But it won't.
A new drug could aid in losing weight and keeping it off. The drug, described in the journal Cell Metabolism on July 26, increases sensitivity to the hormone leptin, a natural appetite suppressant found in the body. Although so far the new drug has only been tested on mice, the findings have implications for the development of new treatments for obesity in humans.

"By sensitizing the body to naturally occurring leptin, the new drug could not only promote weight loss, but also help maintain it," says senior study author George Kunos of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. "This finding bodes well for the development of a new class of compounds for the treatment of obesity and its metabolic consequences."

Although leptin is an appetite suppressant, leptin supplements alone have not been effective at reducing body weight in humans.
The only thing that will maintain long-term weight loss is eating the same number of Calories that are burned.

We see how well relying on drugs has worked heretofore.

As in, it has not worked.

And don't fool yourself into believing that this drug will do the job any better.

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