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Millions for the search of satiety pill

The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation gives millions to a renowned Danish researcher in his search for an artificial neurotransmitter. The neurotransmitter is to be made into a diet pill that will convince the brain that a person is full.

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Danish researchers are looking for the neurotransmitters from the human colon that inform the brain that we are full. The right molecule could lead to a diet pill that gives a feeling of satiety.

“Our whole biological set-up is structured to prevent us from losing too much weight. The body sends warning signals when we lose weight, but there is no warning system for when our fat deposits become too large. It hasn’t been a real risk,” Knud J. Jensen, professor at the Chemical Institute at University of Copenhagen, tells Berlingske.

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