Scientists have managed to create a drug that will help fight excess weight. Moreover, one injection is enough, and the effect will last as much as 60 days.
This is an antibody that will help speed up your metabolism and reduce your weight. This is stated in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
The antibody was named BFKB8488A and, according to the authors of the article, it mimics the action of a certain hormone. The latter in our body is responsible for metabolism, energy expenditure, and eating behavior.
In order to conduct the experiment, 60 people were involved who are overweight or obese.
The group was divided in two. The first part received a placebo, and the second received the real drug.
As it turned out, a single injection of this antibody had an effect lasting 60 days. The researchers recorded a 1.2 kilogram weight loss in subjects who received the present drug, compared to 0.28 kg in the placebo group.
At the same time, they ate high-calorie balanced food. The participants in the experiment noticed that they developed a rejection of sweet foods. And a week after ingesting the antibody, the carbohydrate intake decreased.
Clinical trials of the antibody are continuing, but scientists are already noting its ability to combat metabolic dysfunction in obese people, as well as correct their eating behavior.
Recall, experts from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a way to lose up to 30% of weight without exercise. Scientists have created a special patch with numerous microneedles, each of which is thinner than a human hair.
The needles contain a preparation that converts energy-saving white fat into energy-burning brown fat. Tests in mice have shown that weight loss begins on the fifth day of wearing the patch.