Fighting obesity with a “imaginary meal” pill that makes you feel like you eat a lot of food, so the body starts clearing out space to store it? Watch the video…
US lead scientist Dr Ronald Evans, director of the Salk Institute‘s Gene Expression Laboratory in La Jolla, California, said: “This pill is like an imaginary meal. It sends out the same signals that normally happen when you eat a lot of food, so the body starts clearing out space to store it. But there are no calories and no change in appetite.”
The difference with the new drug, fexaramine is that it only functions in the gut and does not dissolve into the blood like appetite suppressants or caffeine-based diet drugs. This makes it safer to use. Of course for the drug to work effectively it should be combined with a change in lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits.
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