1. Gut hormone-based diabetes drugs may also boost weight loss by curbing cravings

Gut hormone-based diabetes drugs may also boost weight loss by curbing cravings

Researchers have revealed that a class of gut hormone-based diabetes drugs may also aid weight loss by curbing cravings.

By: | Published: June 10, 2015 5:36 PM

Researchers have revealed that a class of gut hormone-based diabetes drugs may also aid weight loss by curbing cravings.

This study provided evidence that GLP-1 receptor agonists alter the brain’s response to food, possibly reducing cravings and increasing satisfaction while eating.

Previous studies have shown that the brains of obese people have a greater response to pictures of food than those of lean people, and a reduced reward response during the consumption of food, which may lead to overeating.

Researchers in Amsterdam tested the hypothesis that the GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide, a medication which mimics the effects of natural GLP-1 by binding to the GLP-1 receptor, was helping patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight by altering the brain’s response to food consumption and decreasing appetite.

  1. Helen Banks
    Jun 11, 2015 at 12:09 am
    Great info, I tried so many things due my overweight, I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise... it has been a life changer! I can show you my before and after photos, but I'm a little embarrased to post it, but if anyone actually cares to hear what I've been doing then I'd be happy to help, just shoot me an email at and I'll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I've tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day! :)
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