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Ultra-slim Zafgen's candidate helps severely obese lose 1 Kg a week; plans Q3 PhII

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Executive Summary

Two Zafgen Phase I studies show that its methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2) inhibitor, beloranib, helped severely obese people (body mass indexes on the order of the high 30s) lose about a 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) a week showing during the one-month trial period.



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