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Chinese scientists have identified the chemical mechanism of celastrol, which they call one of the most potent natural weight-loss agents, marking another step toward its possible future development into a major weight-loss drug. The compound is extracted from the roots of thunder god vine, a toxic herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.

The research team is led by Zhang Xiaokun, president of Xiamen University's Institute for Biomedical Research.

 

Source: China Daily