Drug based on red wine might curb obesity and diabetes

08/18/2011 | Daily Mail (London), The

A study in Scientific Reports found that mice taking SRT1720, a drug by GlaxoSmithKline unit Sirtris, did not gain extra weight, had improved stamina and were protected from diabetes despite having a high-fat diet. The compound, based on red wine extract resveratrol, also extended the life of mice eating junk food by as much as 44%. Three similar drugs are undergoing clinical tests in humans.

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