The Diet Pill That Makes You Feel “Full”

LindeEvery dieter knows that when it comes to have a good eating plan, the feel of “fullness” misses and most of the persons come back to the junk food they use to eat.

Yaniv Linde, a 32-year-old Ph.D. student of Prof. Chaim Gilon in the Department of Organic Chemistry at the Hebrew University thought that developing a pill to give you that “fullness” sensation will help a lot of obese people to stay on their diets.

The aMSH hormone is naturally excreted during eating and binds to a receptor in the brain which sends out a signal that one feels “full.” Linde developed a method for synthesizing a peptide (BL-3020) which can serve as an analog to the natural aMSH hormone.

BL-3020 is metabolic stable to intestinal enzymes when swallowed and it is able to cross the intestinal wall and gain access into the blood stream. Once in the blood, it could make its way to the receptor in the brain and send out the “full” signal.

The test showed incredible results on mice. Over a 12-day period of daily dosages, the mice which were given the compound weighed 40 % less than the average for mice of their size and age.

The discovery has been patented in Europe and the U.S. and a commercial company, Bioline RX Ltd. of Jerusalem is currently working towards creating a commercial anti-obesity drug.

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  1. Lady Rose

    14. June 2007 | 04:27 h

    I can’t even begin to say enough bad things about yet another diet pill – so I just wrote a song today and post it (at least I didn’t sing it!) Lady Rose

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