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Can a new drug brown the fat and trim the obese person?
Can a new drug brown the fat and trim the obese person?

New research has found that a variant of a drug used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension prompts weight-loss in obese mice. Among mice fed a high-fat diet, those who did not get the medication became obese while medicated mice did not, the same study showed. The experimental drug used, a stimulator of soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC), is a member of the same class of novel drugs as the drug riociguat, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2013 as a treatment for high blood pressure in the blood vessels that lead to the heart from the lungs. The drug, produced by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, is marketed as Adempas. In mice, the sCG stimulator drug prompted...

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