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The future of weight loss: A marijuana diet pill?


Limiting a pot-like brain compound that regulates metabolism allows genetically altered mice to stay skinny without exercising. Is a dream pill far behind?

If you find the prospect of staying thin while eating as much as you want appealing, scientists have news for you. New research from the University of California, Irvine — detailed in the March issue of Cell Metabolism — found that certain brain chemicals with characteristics similar to marijuana might play a key factor in helping you shed pounds without any exercise. A dream come true? Here’s a brief look at the promising discovery:

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  • Anonymous

    A dream come true? Maybe but I’m not a huge fan of those diet pill stuff. I think if people want to lose weight then they need to do exercises.