Melbourne: Increasing the levels of two gut hormones simultaneously may be a new weapon in the fight against obesity, scientists claim. In the constant cross talk between our brain and our gut, two gut hormones are already known to tell the brain when we have had enough to eat. Researchers from Sydney`s Garvan Institute of Medical Research suggest that boosting levels of these hormones simultaneously may be an effective new weapon in the fight against obesity. Dr Shu Lin, Dr Yan-Chuan Shi and Professor Herbert Herzog, have shown that when mice are injected with PYY3-36 and PP, they eat less, gain less fat, and tend not to develop insulin-resistance, a precursor to diabetes.
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