Monday, July 9, 2012

Successful Proof Of Concept Trial Of Weight Loss Vaccine

From "Overweight? There's A Vaccine For That" on ScienceBlog:
A new study, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, assesses the effectiveness of two somatostatin vaccinations, JH17 and JH18, in reducing weight gain and increasing weight loss in mice.
Keith Haffer from Braasch Biotech LLC, tested the vaccinations in two groups of ten diet-induced obese male mice compared with a control group of ten mice which received saline injections.
Four days after the first injection of modified somatostatin, the vaccinated mice had a 10% drop in body weight (not seen in the control mice). At the end of the study, results showed that both vaccines ... significantly reduced body weight, sustaining a 10% lower body weight,....


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