Weight loss medication and method

  • US 6,613,356 B1
  • Filed: 10/10/2000
  • Issued: 09/02/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/10/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A process for causing weight loss, or avoidance of weight gain, in mammals, comprising oral administration to said mammals of butyric acid or one or more pharmaceutically effective and acceptable salts or derivatives of butyric acid selected from the group consisting of/butyric acid, sodium butyrate, calcium butyrate, potassium butyrate, magnesium butyrate, alphahydroxybutyric acid, sodium alphahydroxybutyrate, calcium alphahydroxybutyrate, potassium alphahydroxybutyrate, magnesium alphahydroxybutyrate, betahydroxybutyric acid, sodium betahydroxybutyrate, calcium betahydroxybutyrate, potassium betahydroxybutyrate, magnesium betahydroxybutyrate, isobutyric acid, sodium isobutryate, calcium isobutyrate, potassium isobutyrate, and magnesium isobutyrate.

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