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Weight loss drugs and autoimmune disorders

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Chronic suppression of appetite-promoting neurones in the central nervous system can lead to decreased appetite and weight loss. But there could be a downside because such neurones also regulate immune cell functions, according to a study published by researchers at Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut.

The researchers found that the suppression of neurones that control hunger leads to promotion of inflammatory processes and autoimmune responses that could result in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Similarly, achieving weight loss through the use of drugs that promote satiety could also increase the spread of autoimmune disorders. However, the researchers suggest that if this mechanism they have found can be controlled by eating behaviour, then it could lead to new avenues for treating autoimmune

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