Obesity drugs to lose weight in middle-age

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 00:32

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London: Middle-age can lose weight and stay fit with the help of obesity drugs, a new study revealed.

The study has paved a way for the creation of obesity drugs that might re-ignite the appetite controlling signals. It has become less efficient with age, according to the researchers from the University of Aberdeen-led, reported the Daily Express.

Lora Heisler, lead scientist and Proffessor, said that the research focussed on the cells in the area of the brain that made important brain hormones called pro-opionmelanocortin(POMC) peptides, which controls one's appetite.

As people approach mid-life these cells slow down and become lazier in sending these signals, which leads to a misjudgment of how much food their body needs, added Lora.

The study is published in the journal Endocrinology. 

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First Published: Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 00:16

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