A drug made from the saliva of the Gila monster lizard is effective in reducing the craving for food. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have tested the drug on rats, who after treatment ceased their cravings for ordinary food and also chocolate.
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- Exenatide is a drug that has been approved since 2005 to help type 2 diabetics regulate blood glucose levels.
I'm curious to know how they discovered this use or what made them think of trying it in the first place though...May 15, 2012
- Tom C+2I find I ask myself that same questionso many times when reading research reports.
Should be easy to do human trials on appetite suppression if it is already approved, unless it needs significant doses.May 15, 2012
- My chocolate cravings aren't out of control, they're absolutely in complete control of me.May 16, 2012
- - Anything that reduces one's love of chocolate is an abomination!May 16, 2012
- Whatsaid .May 16, 2012
- They probably discovered the remains of a gila monster that got into a research lab, with a bunch of thin rats sitting around twiddling their thumbs. That's how stick notes were invented. ;-)May 16, 2012