Oh, how we love accidental medical miracles! While testing glaucoma treatments, researchers at Yale University found that certain drugs block the production of a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A). In a study with mice, researchers found that, without VEGF-A, the mice’s lymphatic vessels closed up and, instead of gaining weight in the form of fat, the mice excreted the fat.
Anne Eichman, co-author of the study, said:
We found that such drugs also close the pores of the lymphatic vessels in the gut and inhibit fat uptake.
Outside researcher Alan Mackie added:
Although the authors don’t state this, the implication is that if this did work in humans then you take a pill just before a meal and it closes the gut to lipid uptake.
In other words, there could potentially be a pill that prevents fat gain. BRB…
Honestly, eating anything without gaining is (almost) everyone’s dream.
You know what would be great. If all of us could eat as much as we want and not get fat. P.S. to all people that dont gain weight.
— Braga D. Mabu (@otam3gan3) July 28, 2016
I have a special kind of hatred for people who eat so much crap and still don't put on weight. Imagine that, being able to eat as much as you want, whatever you want and still maintain weight. I eat a chocolate bar and put on 5 kilos.
— Mana R (@ManaRockett_) August 8, 2018
I just want a day where I can sit on the couch and eat as much Taco Bell as I want, play as much video games as I want and binge watch as much Netflix as humanly possible.
— Courtney Mayo (@cortnikristine) August 14, 2018
— परम भक्त (@AnishAgrawal91) August 15, 2018
People are ready to try out the drug. For science, of course.
HEADLINE OF THE YEAR?
This pill lets you eat as much fat as you want and gain no weight https://t.co/l4kkDQz6Ug
— Some Knucklehead (@TheBoltUpright) August 10, 2018
Pinch me, so I know it’s real | This pill lets you eat as much fat as you want and gain no weight https://t.co/cDGPZcj17V
— Arshad Parvez (@ArshadParvez) August 9, 2018
Sign me up for this trial! https://t.co/CwGPE9rIay
— Josh Seefried (@JoshSeefried) August 14, 2018
I gotta get me some of this stuff ! https://t.co/mOFxDuAtXd
— Sweet Deal a Day (@SweetDealaDay) August 14, 2018
Let the party begin https://t.co/oRi0YBzte1
— Miami yeyo (@miamiyeyo_) August 13, 2018
It will probably take years before a diet pill reaches the masses but how cool would that be? https://t.co/kD7R6ElEoO
— LindaSeide (@SeasideTV) August 14, 2018
— Colin ❌ (@lamboavent_xv) August 14, 2018
Read the study in Science here.