Skip to comments.Drug Appears To Work For Weight-Loss In U-M Study
Posted on 07/01/2013 8:18:52 PM PDT by neverdem
Obese mice were given the drug Amlexanox lost weight. (credit: University of Michigan)
ANN ARBOR (WWJ) - Could a drug used to treat canker sores be a miracle weight-loss solution? Researchers at University of Michigan are working to find out.
Back in February, U-M researchers discovered that mice given the prescription drug, Amlexanox, lost weight without diet or exercise.
Now, Dr. Elif Oral, an associate professor of internal medicine at U-Ms Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) division, is beginning the first human study to determine whether the drug will have the same effect in people.
“The weight loss together in improved glucose metabolism makes this even more interesting, you know, and more exciting,” Oral told WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee. “We’re going to start out by targeting the diabetic population because that’s the population that needs more immediate help.”
The study is small, enrolling just 10 obese people with Type 2 diabetes. If that goes well, the next study will enroll more people.
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Know what really works like a charm for weight loss? Exercising and eating less. It’s the magic formula. I lost 22 lbs in four months that way.
FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.
Ann Arbor is looking for recruits.
radiation and chemo also work.
The problem is inactivity and overeating. Diet and processed foods are a huge problem. But if this is a disease, it’s caused by consumerism and federal welfare.
Back in the early 90’s I worked at Safeway. Mothers brought in WIC cards for milk. People paid for foodstuffs with paper food stamps. There was a built-in humility that made people want to avoid the situation.
It’s the same humility that could have held single parenthood in check. Well, if no-fault divorce wasn’t possible.
I’m really sorry.
Ping to self for later reading.
Just eating less works too. I’ve done it . no exercise. I know the media is pushing the exercise thing.
Exlax and prune juice?
“Exercising and eating less. Its the magic formula.”
Yup...works every time...and when they tell you it does not work, they are lying...
So does stress, grief and worry.
Eating comes to a complete stop.
I’ve lost exactly 40 pounds since the first of the year ( started at 222 and now I am 182 ). My secret ? I gave up beer and soda and stopped stuffing my face with food. I don’t exactly eat healthy but just eat less than I used to. I make better choices for sure. Instead of a Big Mac I just get a plain cheeseburger. Instead of the honey bun for breakfast I choose a granola cereal and some yogurt. Simple stuff... It’s made a huge difference and the weight is still coming off !
I tried that and actually made some good progress until I plateaued. Then I went to a low-carb diet and immediately started losing again. Whatever the case, once you hit a certain age and a certain level of weight gain, exercise alone doesn't cut it; you've got to lower the caloric intake as well.
Divorce works well.
Specially if you drink a lot and forget to eat while you are chasing replacements.
Another miracle cure we’ll never hear of again.