Here's today's feel-good story:
Obesity is known to be an inflammatory disease, a defensive reaction of the body to stress by excess nutrients.
With this knowledge, a group of researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre decided to try to find a way to fight obesity by preventing inflammation.
They found out that the drug Digoxin, used for heart disease, reduces inflammation and leads to 40% weight loss in mice that are obese with no side effects.
“Since no effective treatments for obesity and metabolic syndrome are available, digoxin may represent an effective therapeutic option,” the researchers wrote.