n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - By the way . . .

Volume 23, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... The latest issue of New Scientist landed on my desk this week. In it was an article entitled 'Will the fat vaccine help dieters shed pounds?' As the article points out, there are already vaccines under trial that are designed to help people stop smoking and quit cocaine. Soon a new vaccine designed to help people lose weight will join them. The idea behind the weight loss vaccine is that the body is tricked into neutralising antibodies to the hormone ghrelin. This hormone is released into the blood by cells lining the stomach. When ghrelin reaches the brain it ..

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