A Conversation for Obesity
BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows Started conversation Jun 1, 2008
Scientists are testing a drug known as tesofensine, which targets part of the brain that controls appetite. It makes the user feel full soon after starting a meal, and cuts the urge to snack. It was originally developed to treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases.
It alters levels of three brain chemicals involved in appetite control: serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline.
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