HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Rimonbant shows promise in addressing multiple risk factors

Quebec City, Canada, March 9, 2004 - Results of a Phase III clinical trial (RIO-Lipids or Rimonabant In Obesity) comparing rimonabant, the first drug in a new class called Selective CB1 Blockers (or SCB1Bs), to placebo found that overweight or obese patients with untreated dyslipidemia (high triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol) lost almost 20 lbs (8.6 kg) when treated for a year with rimonabant 20mg. Weight loss was accompanied by a decrease in waist size of 3.4 inches (9.1 cm) demonstrating a significant reduction in abdominal obesity, an independent marker for heart disease. Dramatic improvements were also seen in lipid profile with a 23% increase in HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol) and a 15% decrease in triglycerides. Improvements in glucose tolerance and insulin levels were also observed. In another important finding, the number of patients diagnosed at baseline with metabolic syndrome,1 who were treated with rimonabant 20mg, was reduced by half. The drug was also found to be safe and well-tolerated.

Rimonabant works by inhibiting the CB1 receptor, one of two receptors found in a newly described physiological system called the Endocannabinoid System (EC System), believed to play a critical role in the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure.

"While the weight loss was clinically relevant, what is truly remarkable in the RIO-Lipids study is the significant effect rimonabant had on improving associated cardiovascular risk factors," said Jean-Pierre Despr's, principal investigator for RIO-Lipids and Professor in the Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition and Medicine at Laval University, and Director of Research at the Quebec Heart Institute located at the Laval Hospital Center in Quebec City, Canada. "Rimonabant appears to have a direct effect on fat cells which may be contributing to the beneficial effects of this drug on abdominal obesity and associated risk factors. Couple this with the markedly
'"/>

Contact: Glenn Lehrman
glenn.lehrman@ketchum.com
917-533-5998
Ketchum
9-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
2. Chemical derived from vitamin-E shows early promise as cancer drug
3. Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
4. Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
5. New research shows plants can shuffle and paste gene pieces to generate genetic diversity
6. Preclinical safety study shows adipose-derived stem cells improve heart function after heart attack
7. Simian virus 40 not associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, study shows
8. A probable cause for high blood pressure identified - shows links with diabetes
9. Blue marlin in gulf have high mercury levels, A&M study shows
10. New research shows air pollution can reduce childrens lung function
11. Pneumococcal vaccine reduces ear infections, pneumonia, new study shows

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/4/2017)... , Jan. 4, 2017  For the thousands of attendees at ... global leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services, will ... On display in A&D Medical,s special CES Exhibit Suite ... the ongoing expansion of the company,s WellnessConnected product platform.  ... ...
(Date:12/20/2016)... , Dec. 20, 2016 The ... sharing, rental and leasing is stoking significant interest ... radio frequency technology, Bluetooth low energy (BLE), biometrics ... as the next wave of wireless technologies in ... access system to advanced access systems opens the ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... 16, 2016 The global wearable medical device market, in ... 2021 from USD 5.31 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of ... ... technological advancements in medical devices, launch of a growing number of ... connectivity among healthcare providers, and increasing focus on physical fitness. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/12/2017)... ... ... Huffman Engineering, Inc. , a leader in control systems integration, today ... office as a chemical engineer. In his new role, Beck will use his ... science manufacturing and water/wastewater industries. , Prior to joining Huffman Engineering, Beck served for ...
(Date:1/12/2017)... , January 12, 2017 A new report published by ... Users - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," projects that the global in ... 2015, growing at a CAGR of 15.07% during the forecast period. ... ... ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... ... January 11, 2017 , ... Ovation Fertility™ ... and reliable preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). , “Our genetics and IVF teams are ... Fertility Genetics Scientific Director Amy Jones, M.S., ELD (ABB) , who has ...
(Date:1/11/2017)... , ... January 11, 2017 , ... ... year and costing healthcare systems more than $23.7 billion, healthcare systems are ... , Among the most common sepsis-causing pathogens are bacteria and the yeast ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: