Imagine if you could pop a pill that would not only make you lose weight, but it could also get rid of diabetes and lower cholesterol all in one go? We may be closer now to this vision than ever before. A new fat-fighting pill, dubbed 'fatostatin' has just been tested in mice and has delivered exactly these results.
Published in the journal Chemistry and Biology, the new findings show that the drug prevents the body from making fat instead of the conventional approach (found in other weight loss pills) of preventing the body from utilizing fat as energy.
The researchers are very optimistic about this new drug and are hopeful that it will show similar results in humans as it does in mice, however they do realize that this is rarely the case. Most of the time, drugs that make mice rapidly lose weight do little or nothing in humans.
To find out the whole scoop, check out the article called "New fat-fighting drug also reverses diabetes" on MSNBC (Aug. 27, 2009)