Migraine Drug Cuts Fat

Migraine Drug Cuts Fat
Topiramate is used to treat migraine headaches. German researchers discovered that it also reduced body fat and enhanced metabolic health. They gave 100 mg of the drug per day to six patients for 20 weeks, which reduced body mass index (proportion of weight to height) by 7 percent, body fat by 12 percent, waist circumference by 4 percent, leptin (controls appetite and metabolic rate) by 39 percent and insulin resistance by 37 percent. It increased adiponectin (helps control blood sugar and fat deposition) by 70 percent. Topiramate decreased body fat and improved metabolic health. (Experimental & Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes, in press; published online)

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