Novel diet pill fools body into burning fat from 'imaginary meal'

January 6, 2015 4:06 PM

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Ronald Evans, director of the Gene Expression Laboratory at Salk, says the new diet pill - called fexaramine - acts like an "imaginary meal."

"It sends out the same signals that normally happen when you eat a lot of food, so the body starts clearing out space to store it. But there are no calories and no change in appetite," he explains.

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