Same Drug Might Cure Overactive Bladders and Obesity

January 7, 2015 2:55 PM

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Scientists may have found a new solution in the warfare that America wages against the ever present problem of obesity. Scientists may have found that they could cure overactive bladders and obesity with the same drug, which switches on the fat-burning process in the body.A team of researchers from Harvard Medical School started trials and later on, published their discoveries in the journal Cell Metabolism.

As soon as they realized the drug Mirabegron (which is FDA-approved), used specifically to treat overactive bladder, could also affect the metabolic burning efforts, they began trials. What happened was that he drug was activating a receptor from the surface of both brown fat and the bladder. So the...

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