Sex pill for women could also help weight loss

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HEALTH NOTES: Pill that boosts women's sex drive could also help them lose weight

By Mail on Sunday Reporter

Published: 22:12 BST, 21 September 2019 | Updated: 22:13 BST, 21 September 2019

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A pill that boosts women’s sex drive could also help weight loss. Flibanserin, dubbed the ‘female Viagra’, can help women shed up to five per cent of body weight. 

In a study, a quarter of post-menopausal women taking the drug lost weight – three times as many as those in a placebo group. 

Scientists from George Washington University said: ‘Appetite for sexual desire and food are regulated by common neural pathways. 

'It may be that sexual fulfilment triggers a decrease in wanting, decreasing the drive for food.’

A pill that boosts women’s sex drive could also help weight loss. Flibanserin, dubbed the ‘female Viagra’, can help women shed up to five per cent of body weight. (Stock image)

A pill that boosts women’s sex drive could also help weight loss. Flibanserin, dubbed the ‘female Viagra’, can help women shed up to five per cent of body weight. (Stock image)

Weather doesn’t just affect your mood, it may determine how you vote too.

Scientists from the University of Basel analysed six decades of election results and found rain decreased ‘risky’ voting, meaning people stuck with the party in power. 

They said that rain appeared to trigger a ‘negative emotional state’ that made people afraid of change.

Scientists from the University of Basel analysed six decades of election results and found rain decreased ‘risky’ voting, meaning people stuck with the party in power. (File photo)

Scientists from the

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