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The Stomach as a Target for Obesity

Credit: MartesiaBezuidenhout/adobe

Credit: MartesiaBezuidenhout/adobe

By Amanda Page

Obesity permanently changes the way our body processes gastrointestinal signals about satiety. While appetite suppressants have had limited success, the identification of an appetite-regulating nerve channel offers a new approach to keeping weight off.

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