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...