Drug For Overactive Bladder May Help You Lose Weight

January 7, 2015 6:36 AM

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A drug that's already used to treat overactive bladder may be beneficial for burning fat, according to recent findings published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Researchers found that it helped to reduce white fat stores, while boosting brown fat that helps burn energy that's needed for body heat.

For the study, they gave 12 healthy, lean young men a high dose of the drug mirabegron (Myrbetriq). Findings showed that it boosted metabolic rate, activating the brown fat cells to burn calories and generate heat, according to study author Dr. Aaron Cypress, leader of the translational physiology a...

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