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Compound C75, developed for cancer treatment, inhibits feeding, but does not allow themetabolism to shut down. It tricks the animal into thinking it's well fed. It drops weightlike a stone. C75 treated mice lost weight 45 per cent faster than
untreated fasting mice.
C75also reversed a fat-related form of diabetes.C75 blocks Fatty Acid Synthase, a powerful fat making enzyme. "This is the enzyme thatturns your pasta into fat," Dr. Frank Kuhajda told United Press International. FAS is thelast enzyme on an assembly line of about 25 enzymes that builds fat molecules to storeenergy. Kuhajda says that in a test tube, purified FAS will "make fat before your eyes" if given the right building blocks. This may have been very useful when primitive humanshad to sprint across the savanna and kill an animal for supper. It has become a curse in theage of carbohydrate. "It makes us fat," Kuhajda says.
NEW YORK, Feb 18 2000 (Reuters Health) -- The extremely carbohydrate-restrictedAtkins diet is a safe, effective way to lose weight, according to studies presented at theSouthern Society of General Internal Medicine in New Orleans.
In a press release, the researchers also say that their study did not find any of the safety concernsvoiced by the American Dietetic Association, such as potentially dangerous effects on liver andkidney function."In four short months on the Atkins Diet, we were able to confirm scientifically what Dr. Atkinsstates he has seen in his practice over the past decades. The diet lowers cholesterol andtriglycerides and raises HDL... which may represent an entirely new approach to the control and prevention of heart disease," said lead researcher Dr. Eric C. Westman, assistant professor of medicine at North Carolina's Duke University.
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