Migraine Medications Aid Weight Loss, Research

Migraine Medications Aid Weight Loss, Research

A study conducted by the University of Texas Southwestern revealed that triptans, a drug used in migraine (migraine headaches), may be effective for people who are losing weight.

According to a research paper published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers who administered triptans to obese mice daily for 1 month reduced their food intake, causing them to lose weight.

Scientist Chen Liu has said that we have shown during the experiment that these drugs, which are already considered safe, have real potential to suppress appetite and reduce weight.

According to him, scientists already knew that serotonin, a chemical substance present in our brain and body, plays an important role in determining the intensity of hunger, but there are 15 different types of serotonin in the body. There are receptors that trigger changes in cell behavior.

“This experiment in mice revealed that triptans work by targeting serotonin 1b receptors, an analysis of appetite and weight loss that has never been analyzed in depth before,” says scientist Chen Liu.

When researchers fed obese mice a high-fat diet for weeks, after 24 days the triptan-treated mice lost 3.6 percent of their body weight, while the untreated mice gained 5.1 percent. went.

Dr. Chen Live has reported that these drugs, especially one of them, can surprisingly help in weight loss by improving glucose metabolism in less than a month.

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