UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

 UF researchers use oral peptide spray to stimulate weight loss in animals

A quick spray on the tongue with an oral spray containing a compound that naturally occurs in the body could be all it takes to curb appetite and spark weight loss. And unlike oral weight-loss sprays currently on the market, this one holds the promise of being backed by medical science.

Results from a new University of Florida study show that an oral spray containing a peptide responsible for signaling fullness stymies obesity in animals and does not cause negative side effects as it does when the peptide is injected.

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