New weight loss discovery moves us closer to 'the Pill' for obesity

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 16:31 in Health & Medicine

A discovery in mice may make a big difference in people's waistlines thanks to scientists who found that reducing the function of a transmembrane protein, called Klotho, in obese mice with high blood sugar levels produced lean mice with reduced blood sugar. This protein exists in humans, suggesting that targeting Klotho could lead to new drugs that reduce obesity and possibly type 2 diabetes.

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