Drug derived from red wine may combat obesity, study says

11/5/2008 | BBC

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals' drug candidate SRT1720 partially prevented weight gain in mice on a high-fat diet when given at low dosage, and it completely prevented weight gain when given in high doses over 10 weeks, French researchers reported. The treatment, which is derived from the red-wine extract resveratrol, also raised blood-sugar tolerance and insulin sensitivity, according to the study.

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