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06/21/2005 12:40 PM ID: 48738 Permalink   

Obesity Drug Moves on to Human Testing


A biotech firm in Sweden has announced that phase I testing of a drug to treat obesity has begun on humans. Karo Bio took over the project following the abandonment of Bristol-Myers Squibb last year.

The drug, known as KB2115, significantly lowered body fat in animals. The substance triggers the receptor in the thyroid, increasing the body’s consumption of energy. During Phase I, healthy but overweight humans will be involved.

Karo Bio’s CEO said: “We want to develop this into a drug. We could theoretically push this all the through to phase III if we choose a small and well defined patient group… we have a number of years ahead of us in clinical studies.”

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  How f**kin' peachy is this?!  
I mean really now, c'mon! Why can't people admit they are fat, lazy slobs?

I have a freind that is well over 100lbs of what she should be. Know what she does about it? Complain that her medical insurance doesn't cover weight loss pills. She won't change her diet, or try to work out, or even walk.

She sits on the couch and watches TV and movies all day. And eats whatever she wants, yet complains when she has to go to the mailbox to get the mail.

This pill is just an enabler for lazy fatties.

(Note: this post was intended to remark about the population that is unwilling to correct their condition. It is in no way meant to hurt or make fun of people who have a genuine medical condition that prohibits them from weight loss or exercise. For those people I feel sorry for the plight they are in.)
  by: Kitana   06/22/2005 03:47 PM     
"She sits on the couch and watches TV and movies all day. And eats whatever she wants, yet complains when she has to go to the mailbox to get the mail."

That sounds like the life for me. How's the pay?
  by: erasedgod   06/25/2005 10:00 PM     
  oh well  
While this kinda pisses me off, suggesting that there is now a 'cure' for obesity, the cause being the person in question.

Hopefully this pill will keep these wasters out of hospitals lowering waiting times etc.
  by: koultunami     06/27/2005 01:13 PM     
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