Weight loss drug made of chili pepper is good for a spicy burn, but don’t eat more chili

New study suggests that Metabocin, a drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chilli peppers their spicy burn can help you lose weight, improve your health.

Weight loss drug: The researchers cautioned that eating more spicy food won’t help in weight loss since most of the capsaicin in spicy food is not well absorbed into the body.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: This is one weight loss tip you didn’t see coming. A new study now suggests that chili peppers aren’t just all fire and fury: In fact, it can help you lose weight, cure obesity,and improve your body metabolism, among other things.

Researchers led by Indian origin lead investigator Baskaran Thyagarajan from the University of Wyoming in the US, have concluded that a drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chilli peppers their spicy burn, can help in long-term weight loss and improves metabolic health in mice eating a high-fat diet.

 

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