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2009-11-13 13:28:00

Intends to Continue Society's Contributions to Eradicating Obesity and Helping Those Affected SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obesity Society, the leading professional and scientific organization dedicated to the study of obesity, has named Donna H. Ryan, M.D., an internationally renowned obesity expert, as its new president for 2009-2010. Dr. Ryan accepted the gavel from Robert F. Kushner, M.D., outgoing president, at the society's 27th Annual Scientific...

2009-02-03 06:30:00

Clinical evidence supports potential to reduce cravings, hunger levels, appetite, and food intake by as much as 25% PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI), the developer and marketer of nutritional supplements under the Iceland Health(R) brand launched a potential breakthrough weight management product this week: "Iceland Health Appetite Control Formula(TM)." This safe, all natural high-quality product is expected to reduce cravings, hunger levels,...

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2009-01-26 11:45:07

Monday, scientists said that obesity can be "caught" as easily as a common cold from other people's coughs, sneezes and dirty hands. Researchers believe that an airborne "adenovirus" germ might cause the fat plague that is causing obesity in Britain and other countries. As many as one in three obese people have become overweight after becoming a victim of the AD-36. An associate professor at The Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., said the AD-36 virus infects the lungs,...

2008-09-23 09:00:15

PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. , the developer and marketer of nutritional supplements under the Iceland Health(R) and Diabetes Essentials(R) brands, reported today that results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published online in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics showed that Nutrition 21's Chromax(R) chromium picolinate significantly reduced hunger levels by 24%, food intake by 25%, and also reduced cravings for...

2008-09-09 06:00:09

Zafgen Inc., a private venture-backed biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel obesity therapeutics today announced that Thomas Hughes, Ph.D., has been named the company's first chief executive officer. Dr. Hughes was formerly vice president and global head, cardiovascular and metabolism disease area, at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc. in Cambridge, where he directed drug discovery research teams specializing in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.