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Dr. Baskaran Thyagarajan said, “We observed marked improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol levels, insulin response, and symptoms of the fatty liver disease. The TRPV1 receptors cause white fat cells to start burning energy instead of storing it, which, in theory, should cause weight loss.”
Baskaran Thyagarajan further added, “It proved safe and was well tolerated by the mice. The mice in this experiment remained on the drug for 8 months, maintaining the weight loss with no evidence of safety problems. Additional ongoing experiments will see how long that can be maintained. Developing Metabocin as a potent anti-obesity treatment shows promise as part of a robust strategy for helping people struggling with obesity."