Vaccinations Against Obestiy...?
Garden Acupuncture shares new information about a possible vaccination against obesity.
A new vaccination against obesity could allow obese patients to eat as much junk food as they like and still lose weight. A new study reported in the Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, led by Dr. Keith Haffer and Mariana Monteiro have both developed new vaccinations, which could revolutionize the treatment of obese people.
One shot works by tricking the immune system into creating antibodies against the hormone, ghrelin, which increases appetite. The other shot works by created antibodies against the hormone somatostatin, which is created in the brain and digestive system and causes metabolism to slow down. By creating antibodies against this hormone the metabolism will speed up, allowing the patient to eat more calories and still lose weight. The study also stated that the shots did not disturb the levels of other hormones in the body.
The somatostatin treatment is only in the early stages, but initial tests on mice show a 10% weight reduction after just one shot. After three weeks a second shot was given to help maintain the weight loss. While Dr. Haffer states that the "treatment of human obesity with vaccination could provide physicians with a drug and a surgery-free option against the weight epidemic."
No doubt that the news of a "miracle cure" will be eagerly welcomed by both doctors and patients. However, the idea that those people who overeat and/or consume large amounts of junk food will be able to continue while loosing weight sounds to great to be true. The effects of the excessive calories may be taken away with this new hormone therapy
, but it will not effect the food additives, the high levels of fat in the blood stream, which leads to narrowed arteries.
This drug may allow people to eat large amounts of factory processed foods, but these may become dependent on the drug that keeps them slim. Of course the other side of this story is one of increase profit for the food industry being able to sell more food and Big Pharm selling the drugs to the patients.
The only way to be loose weight and be healthy is to eat a balanced and natural diet. Basically, if it comes from a bag, can, or box stay away from it and you will quickly and effectively notice your weight dropping naturally.
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