Drug cuts off fat-tissue blood supply in monkeys and mice

How do you make an obese monkey thinner? There's no punchline here, because it turns out there's a treatment that appears to do the job. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center gave rhesus monkeys an experimental drug called Adipotide that choked off the blood supply of fat tissue, and they lost 11% of their body weight on average after just a month. The treatment also generated promising results with obese mice. Next up: Obese humans with prostate cancer. Story