Drug reduces obesity in mice

Researchers have reversed obesity and body fat in mice, and improved their insulin sensitivity using a drug called captopril (CAP).

CAP is commonly used to treat heart disease and high blood pressure.

The obese mice reduced their food intake and body weight within a week.

Previous studies have concluded that treatment with CAP prevented diet-induced obesity in rats and mice, however this study links CAP with a reduction in inflammation and improvement in insulin sensitivity as well.

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