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Monday, May 10, 2004

Fatty McOversized, Reducible? 

The amount of research into obesity these days really highlights how much money there is in weight loss. Fortunately, some of the research actually contributes to the scientific discourse, in addition to providing product potential. U. Texas researchers have found a blood vessel protein which can be used to target fat cells for destruction. All well and good, the mice in the study lost weight at a fantastic pace. However, murine systems are much more tolerant of crap building up in them than are human systems. I greatly anticipate baboon trails, but am not holding my breath for this to become a useful treatment. This kind of thing, however, could easily stimulate research into better angiogenesis inhibitors, etc.

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