New pill tricks body into thinking it's had a meal

January 6, 2015 3:36 PM

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New pill tricks body into thinking it's had a meal

Overweight? There may be a pill for that, and if successful trials done on obese mice translate to humans, that pill could be more than just a passing fad.

So write researchers in the journal Nature Medicine about the compound fexaramine, which has stopped weight gain, controlled blood sugar, lowered cholesterol, and minimized inflammation in mice, reports the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

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