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Banned weight-loss drug could combat liver disease, diabetes

A drug the U.S. government once branded "extremely dangerous and not fit for human consumption" deserves a second chance, a study of rats suggests. Researchers report that a slow-release version of the compound reverses diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an untreatable condition that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The best way to combat liver disease is to reduce insulin resistance. The best “drug” for that therapeutic goal remains the Zone Diet.

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