Experimental Drug Cuts Appetite and Burns Energy - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/22/08

Experimental Drug Cuts Appetite and Burns Energy

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If you'd like to enjoy the fair, but not be tempted by all the fair food, there may be a pill for that on the horizon.

An experimental weight loss drug shows it cuts appetite and burns more energy at the same time, even at low doses.

Researchers tested the drug Taranabant, which blocks receptors in the brain, resulting in loss of appetite. In the study, the people who took 12 milligrams of the drug ate nearly 30 percent less and burned more fat, even while they were resting.

The drug is currently in phase 3 of clinical trials.

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