Monday, July 9, 2012

A ‘flab jab’ that allows people to gorge on junk food yet keep trim could be on the horizon.

Scientists have invented an obesity vaccine that uses the immune system to fight weight gain. In tests, mice given a single injection lost 10%of body weight after four days.

  ‘flab jab’ might allow people to eat badly yet stay slim

What is more, the animals were being fed on high fat food, suggesting the ‘flab jab’ might allow people to eat badly yet stay slim. But don’t abandon your diet yet. Leaving aside the other damaging effects on health of eating too much high-fat food, the research is still at a very early stage and the drug is around seven to ten years from the market. 

The vaccine works by fooling the body’s immune system into making antibodies against a hormone called somatostatin.

Somatostatin, which is made by the brain and the digestive system, interferes with other hormones, leading to the metabolism slowing down and weight being put on.

The antibodies stop it from working, the metabolism speeds up and the pounds fall off.

Source: Mail Online


  1. The Flab Jab might be able to help a person stay slim but eating only junk food will not be able to provide enough nutrition to the body.

  2. I think the best way to lose weight and stay healthy is to eat healthy. Stop eating junk food which does not have any nutrients and contains coloring, additives and preservatives.

  3. perlu ada kawalan pengambilan kalori makanan jika nak kurangkan berat badan.

  4. Keep dieting and good luck

  5. macam mana sekalipun, aktiviti bersenam tetap adalah yang terbaik untuk menurunkan berat badan..


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