Existing drug shows promise in reversing effects of obesity

02/11/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

An off-patent drug used to treat canker sores and asthma may help curb the effects of obesity, including type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Nature Medicine. Mice eating a high-calorie diet who also received amlexanox lost weight and body fat and reversed type 2 diabetes caused by the diet. Scientists hope to begin human trials within the year.

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