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Kayla Murphy 2:30 Tuesday Lab Matt Ferguson Carb Cutter: Miracle Drug or Medical Hoax? Recently the scientific community and media alike have been buzzing about a new weight loss drug called “Carb-Cutter”. Carb-Cutter claims to block the enzymes in the human stomach, amylase, from breaking down starch. One of the most shocking things about Carb-Cutter’s claims is that this drug advertises that there is no need for added physical activity or diet in order to achieve the desired weight loss results. This would allow for people to eat as many starch-filled foods as their heart desires without the negative results of increased weight gain. Recent studes have been conducted at the University of Georgia in an attempt to prove whether or not Carb-Cutter could prevent amylase from breaking starch down into a simpler, more easily digested form. In order to test this, the investigators observed how amylase broke down starch over time, with and without the Carb-Cutter (see Figure 1) with the use of a spectrophotometer. The spectrophotometer is a
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