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New Type of Drug Shows Promise in Battling Obesity

Thunder God Vine is a thoroughly deadly plant: Its flowers, leaves, and roots are all highly toxic. But new research suggests that a compound found in its roots could be a brand-new approach to treat obesity. A compound called Celastrol, found in the roots of Thunder God Vine, may increase the body's sensitivity to hormones that help fight obesity, according to new research.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Usually obscure root extracts have less than successful outcomes in real life.  The best example was the Hoodia craze that was a great success on “60 Minutes” but failed to generate any clinical benefits in controlled trials.

 

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