November 19, 2011

Obese Monkeys Lose Weight on Drug that Attacks Blood Supply of Fat Cells Perhaps Monkeyfilter members will get the first trials.
  • Who you callin' fat, bernockle? MD friend of mine said that killing fat cells off is pretty much the only way to fix obesity. Over the last 4 years of working in an obesity research lab I'm inclined to agree with him... it's relatively easy to prevent but a pill-based cure after the fact isn't gonna happen. Even the tried-and-true methods (eat less, exercise more) don't work as they should in the severely obese, because being obese changes your physiology. Even if you lose weight, you're geared to regain it. Not that it can't happen, just that it's a hell of a lot harder than it looks on the surface.
  • Interestingly enough, eating live frogs has been proven to be an effective way to lose weight.
  • HA! Every live frog I've ever eaten has gone straight to my hops hips.