Here's an interesting article on why cats
prefer meats to sweets. Hmm, is there life
on Titan? A quick hormone top up might help fight obesity.
The hormone is oxyntomodulin, a peptide produced by the small intestine
after a meal. In a trial, a group of 14 obese and overweight subjects self-administered
doses of the hormone 30 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner. After four
weeks they had lost an average 2.3 kilograms compared with a control group.
The loss amounted to on average 2.4% of body weight.