University of California, Irvine Researcher Find Synthetic Compound Effective in Anti-Obesity Study

Published: Jun 05, 2013

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Scientists at UC Irvine have discovered that a synthetic compound originally derived from a sun anemone toxin enhances metabolic activity and shows potential as a treatment for obesity and insulin resistance. The findings, published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, present the first evidence that the drug candidate – which in March got positive results in a phase-one safety clinical trial – may work in an anti-obesity capacity.

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