Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Weight Loss Drug Company Investors Need To Watch Out For

However, investors should probably add one additional company that will likely affect the competitive landscape for some of the better known players.A company with recent positive Phase II results as well as plenty of cash to boot namely, Massachusetts-based Zafgen and its targeted weight loss product beloranib. Success under the radar Unlike Arena Pharmaceuticals and VIVUS, the progress being made Zafgen has received considerably less publicity. The private company based out of Cambridge has undergone several rounds of funding, most recently completing a Series E round that net it more than $45 million in cash to keep its operations going. Unlike most currently marketed weight loss drugs that work by changing brain chemistry to decrease food cravings or curb the satisfaction of eating, garcinia cambogia extract beloranib targets a specific protein that is involved in the body’s natural ability to package and use fat.
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Jessica Simpson wows after weight loss with new Weight Watchers ‘Simple Start’

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A Weight Watchers representative explained that it makes the first two weeks easy and effective. “With weight loss being at the top of traditional resolution lists, we know that the first couple of weeks are very important to one’s motivation and success. Focusing on a big weight loss goal at the start can feel overwhelming, but we believe the powerful combination of Simple Start and our supportive approach will bring added optimism to making losing weight and getting healthy a reality,” said Cheryl Callan, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Weight Watchers. The plan involves a suggested menu, a list of Power Foods and meal tips. Jessica is one of the first to—crucial-data-released-231403591.html experience the benefits of the plan. Jessica also works out with personal trainer Harley Pasternak four days a week for 45 minutes. “It’s a lot of resistance training, lots of lunges and squats.
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