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Ladies and gentlemen it could be even news we have all been waiting for that key to winning the battle of the bulge could beat.
The answer lies not low carb low fatter portion control.
But in lizards fit.
Well -- years ago doctors discovered the saliva.
Of the poisonous.
Can treat diabetes so far so good.
And now researched it researchers think that saliva.
May have another much coveted side -- Here to explain as doctor Marc Siegel proxies medical contributor.
Morning doctor good morning Greg -- our right saw everything heard of the Hewlett monster but it is a lizard and apparently it's been helping diabetics and now we learned it.
It could help your -- Well that's right -- well first of all I want people to stay away from this thing in the zoo because it's also poisonous lizards so let's stick.
Bill good to know let's stick to the pill we made out of this call by data and and yes it includes some of the lizards that from this -- -- monster which is pretty scary looking.
Are you know this drug came out of 2005.
And it's been prescribed for about a million people.
It's an injection it works really well at controlling diabetes it's gotten into some trouble lately because of fear that it affects the pancreas.
But that's a very rare side effect now.
The weight loss aspect is something that's been known but is not well studied.
I think it's a really good idea for diabetics to think about this out because there's a lot of ways -- that it can cause weight loss one can make you feel fall to be decreases your appetite.
Three it delays your stomach from empty and it also decreases your insulin production after meals this is a very very good thing.
If it delays your stomach from emptying -- I think you would gain weight.
Well no because it gives your body more of a chance to digest slowly the way it's supposed to do so instead of flooding your bloodstream with a lot of glucose.
It slowly digest and that actually reach the deep -- wait.
All right let's let let's talk Turkey.
Happening on diabetics get how quickly well.
Doug diabetics have to get a prescribed by doctors -- I for one would not prescribe for my patients because.
I want to watch this and get it more further study it would work fairly quickly but it's variable so I can't say to a patient look.
This is small risk of pancreatitis let's try this I don't think we're at this stage yet so I would not prescribe this for my patients in less they're diabetics if you're borderline diabetic when you have diabetes this is a very good way to lose weight.
Could be that something that is as you point out.
Poisonous that has a poisonous venom has saliva.
That has all these health benefits to us.
Isn't -- interesting that shows you how far we've come in terms of modern technology you know instead of just saying that this deal monster's -- for us and actually produces something that's medicinal saliva itself has a lot of positive properties in terms of health and I'm not surprised that this really good medication came out of this.
But before we jump to using -- -- weight loss let's first get diabetics to use.
You know when it comes to weight loss -- as a boom industry official that they actually does make you lose weight one woman says.
No one doctor says in my patients the average weight loss -- eighteen pounds that's a lot.
You know they're going to be researching this trying to get it out to market at least off label as a weight loss drug.
I may say not now but how soon until that might be an option here.
I want to see your studies may get I think this is promising for this purpose is longer -- well controlled I think it a couple of years you might actually see this for weight loss and that I would before it.
Okay but if you see the wizard don't -- Don't -- -- -- -- this -- don't buy it topic ethnic and got a mark Siegel thanks so much thanks make.
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