New Drug May Someday Battle Obesity and Diabetes

Mouse studies found it did double duty; human trials too short to see effect, researchers report

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Noting that the human trial involved only a handful of people for a short period of time, Anderson said he looks forward to seeing further research on the combination therapy.

"While it's an interesting concept and something that could be very promising, we're a long way from knowing whether targeting both hormone receptors will be incrementally better or a lot better," he said. "There's obviously a lot they're going to have to do with this molecule from this point forward."

The study findings were published Oct. 30 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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