Navigation Links
Dr. Alexander Fleming on Searching for Solutions to Metabesity and Healthy Aging
Date:1/22/2013

San Francisco (PRWEB) January 22, 2013

With the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes, the importance of getting new solutions for prevention and treatment has never been greater. At the 2013 Biotech Showcase running in parallel with JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, noted endocrinologist and strategist Dr. Alexander Fleming was interviewed by Ellie Rubin following his participation in a panel discussion on the challenges for advancing treatments for obesity.

Dr. Fleming expresses long and broad views of metabolic disease in our society and the potential solutions for not just treating these diseases, but preventing them. Obesity and diabetes make up only the tip of the iceberg of root metabolic disorders, which contribute to the most common causes of mortality and morbidity today—cardiovascular disease and cancer. The aging process itself is accelerated by these metabolic disorders.

Metabesity is the term Dr. Fleming uses to describe the entire iceberg of interrelated conditions—diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, cancer promotion, and accelerated aging—which collectively represent enormous health and economic burdens. Evidence is emerging that many of these conditions can be attacked simultaneously with the same intervention. And, intervening early to maintain health and prevent disease is clearly where we should be focusing more of our efforts.

Dr. Fleming stresses that solutions to metabesity will come from many directions: nutrition, physical activity, electronic tools, dietary supplements, drugs, medical devices, and even surgery. Right now we have relatively strong evidence about how to treat diabetes with drugs, but weak evidence about how to prevent diabetes with drugs.

Development of regulated products, drugs and medical devices, for the clinical treatment of diabetes and obesity has been increasingly complex, costly, and risky. Dietary supplements do not require FDA review prior to marketing and almost never have long term evidence of safety and efficacy. But, the world needs effective solutions from all these product approaches to meet the metabesity crisis. Our challenge is to build the evidence that a given product is safe and effective.

“One important step in this holistic approach that we at Kinexum have taken,” stated Dr. Fleming, “is to establish a strategic relationship with Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. PBRC is one of the premier metabolic research organizations in the world. Pennington’s early leadership in obesity research has extended into every area of and approach to metabesity. Working together, we are committed to catalyzing commercial, government, and academic efforts to bring forward much needed preventions and treatments.”

Dr. Fleming, as CEO of Kinexum and during his career at FDA responsible for landmark approvals of metabolic drugs like metformin and the first statin, has experienced firsthand the trials and tribulations of metabolic product development. “Kinexum was founded not to develop health products, but to make these products better and move forward faster to reach the market. We feel privileged to be joining with Pennington and other organizations to accelerate progress against metabesity.”

About Kinexum
Kinexum specializes in translational regulatory and development strategy for the global healthcare industry. Kinexum professionals bring decades of experience from the FDA and industry spanning regulatory, preclinical, clinical, and manufacturing solutions. Kinexum has helped more than 200 companies based in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and India over the past decade to achieve successful commercial-value milestones. http://www.kinexum.com

About Pennington Biomedical Research Center
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. It is a campus of the Louisiana State University System and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes approximately 80 faculty and more than 25 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 50 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dieticians, and support personnel, and 17 highly specialized core service facilities. Pennington Biomedical’s more than 500 employees perform research activities in state-of-the-art facilities on the 234-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. http://www.pbrc.edu

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10339273.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Researching graphene nanoelectronics for a post-silicon world
2. Bayer CropScience Showcases Season-Long Solutions at Potato Expo
3. OilClean from EcoSolutions Naturally Separates Oil from Water
4. Lee Biosolutions Manufactures Enzymes For Determining Alcoholic Liver Disease
5. Natural Solutions to Fight Depression and Anxiety During the Holiday Season
6. Ryan Herco Flow Solutions Acquires Expert Piping Supply, Inc.
7. Life Solutions Advocates Announces New Partnerships in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Initiative
8. Over 100,000 Scheduled Events Processed in iLab Solutions Core Facility Management System
9. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions Ramps Production of NanoCount 30+ Liquid Particle Counters for High Purity Water Applications
10. WISE Surgical Solutions LLC Announces Project Hope: Helping People with Debilitating Conditions Including Arthritis, Parkinson's, MS and Spinal Injury Know Their Options
11. EcoSolutions Prevents Flooding in Washington D.C.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... AMRI, ... and biotechnology industries to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, will now ... testing are being attributed to new regulatory requirements for all new drug products, ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... upregulate any gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the ... system with small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... announced today it will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. ... Associates , on digital pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Disappearing forests and increased ... of over 5.5 million people each year. Especially those living in larger cities are ... - based in one of the most pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/13/2017)... 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing ... feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D Printing ... run alongside the expo portion of the event and ... demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing and ... manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... global eye tracking market to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% ... Tracking Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market ... landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... 2017 Forecasts by Product Type ... by End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, ... Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation ... Are you looking for a definitive report on the ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):