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Fat-trapping clay may form part of a treatment for obesity – New Atlas

After two weeks, the two groups of clay-eating rats and the orlistat-taking rats had all lost weight, with the animals that consumed the clay actually losing a bit more. Additionally, the rats from the clay groups exhibited no side effects. By contrast, because orlistat works by blocking digestive enzymes, it can cause side effects such as stomach aches, bloating, flatulence ...

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Our Nation's Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High; Childhood Poverty Continues to Decline – Associated Press

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 12, 2018–The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 . Obesity is a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and other conditions. Additionally, an increase in drug deaths, suicides and cardiovascular disease deaths is contributing to an increase in premature death. In its 29 th year, the ...

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Fighting obesity—could it be as plain as dirt? – Medical Xpress

It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity—and it is as plain as dirt! Investigating how clay materials can improve drug delivery, UniSA researcher and Ph.D. candidate, Tahnee Dening serendipitously discovered that the ...

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