How would you feel if I told you there could be a drug to help you loose 11% of your body fat in the first month?
I would feel interested to hear more, but I would have doubts.
This drug is not yet available, but researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston recently got to an important milestone for the drug they were testing since 2004.
They gave monkeys a drug, called adipotide, that targets the blood supply to fat cells and kills them.
After only 28 daily injections of the drug the monkeys lost an average of 11 percent of their body weight.
After the highly successful results in mice and monkeys, they have applied for FDA approval to begin trials in people, possibly within a year.
The scientists chose for their research the animals in the colony that tended to eat more and exercise less, just like the majority of obese people. They were considered “couch potatoes”.
Within a few weeks of administering the drug … they were getting their waistlines back so we were staring to see the effect.
The study confirmed that the weight loss was the result of shedding the so-called “white” body fat that most humans need to lose and is linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It was not water, muscle, or some other essential tissue in the body.
This is not a permanent solution, just like any other weight loss method. After 28 days on the drug, the monkeys maintained their weight loss for about two weeks, but once they went back to their old habits, the weight returned.
If the drug were to prove successful in humans it would be considered as a kick-start. As this is not a permanent solution to weight loss, adipotide drugs should be used along with the regular diet and exercise routine.
There is still a lot of unpredictable research ahead, so it could take years until you could use it. In the meantime, keep eating healthy and exercise as much as you can.
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