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Amylin Pharmaceuticals Highlights New Data Supporting Therapeutic Potential of Obesity Pipeline at Obesity 2009
Date:10/19/2009

ylin/Leptin Synergy in Rodent Models" will be presented by Victoria Turek, Ph.D. at 1:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. ET.
  • Poster 192-P: "Enhanced Sensitivity to Amylin-Mediated Weight Loss in Estrogen-Deficient Female Rats" will be presented by James Trevaskis, Ph.D. at 1:00 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. ET.
  • Poster 193-P: "Impact of Sustained Amylin and/or Leptin Infusion on Energy Homeostasis, and Liver and Muscle Metabolism in Diet-Induced Obese Female Rats" will be presented by James Trevaskis, Ph.D. at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET.
  • Tuesday, October 27

    • Oral Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Symposium: Steven R. Smith, M.D. will present during this symposium at 10:20 a.m. ET (ID 178416).
    • Poster 756-P: "Synergistic Anti-Obesity Effects of Optimized Amylinomimetic and PYY (3-36)-mimetic Peptides in Obese Rats" will be presented by Jonathan Roth, Ph.D. at noon and 5:30 p.m. ET.

    A full list of Amylin abstracts being presented at Obesity 2009 will be available when the final meeting program is posted at www.obesity.org/obesity2009.

    About Obesity

    Obesity is a chronic disorder that affects millions of people and is linked to increased health risk of several medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep disorders and several types of cancers. According to The Obesity Society, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The total direct and indirect cost burden attributed to treating overweight and obesity and related conditions has grown to nearly $150 billion in the United States each year. Obesity is also rapidly becoming a major health problem in all industrialized nations and many developing countries.

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