Scientists from the UK have created a drug that reduces the amount of food consumed. The tool has its own characteristics and mechanism of action differs greatly from its predecessors, writes the journal Gut.
According to a study, the drug helped to reduce the amount of food consumed at one-sixth. The composition of the medicinal powder is propionic acid. It accelerates the decomposition of food in the intestines and creates a feeling of satiety. Acid under the action of the enzyme decomposes to water and carbon dioxide accumulation in body tissues does not occur.
Note, the acid has a very unpleasant taste. To combat this shortage has already begun. The drug will be an excellent alternative to the more dangerous antidepressants (eg, fluoxetine), which, in addition to reducing appetite, affect the overall mental status of a person.