Scientists Accidentally Stumbled Upon A Drug That Prevents Weight Gain 😮

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.

People are ready to try out the drug. For science, of course.

Read the study in Science here

 H/T: Men’s Health, Wired