Researchers in Graz develop an active ingredient to treat obesity and related diseases

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 1.9 billion people are overweight worldwide. 75 per cent suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and 400 million have type II diabetes. In addition to the psychosocial consequences of obesity, related diseases lead to a decrease in quality and length of life. Scientists at the University of Graz and Graz University of Technology have now developed an active ingredient that reduces obesity and can prevent type II diabetes as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)