Active Ingredient: Orlistat
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Harry was occasionally gasping for breaths. Its general objective is to improve the ability of EU countries to prevent type 2 diabetes in Europe. Within the project, four specific objectives will be developed and implemented into clinical practice: 1 joint European guidelines, 2 a European curriculum for the training of prevention managers, 3 European standards for quality control of diabetes prevention programmes, and 4 a European e-health training portal for prevention managers.
Leptin acts on nerve cells in the brain and modulates this function.
Neuronal circuits furthermore regulate further effector molecules which have recently been identified for review see Lowell, Nature 404, 652-660.
Mutations in the leptin receptor itself are also associated with extreme obesity Clement 1998, Nature 392, 398-401. Accordingly, obesity is not to be considered as a single disorder but a heterogeneous group of conditions with potential multiple causes.
Therefore, obesity is also characterized by elevated fasting plasma insulin and an exaggerated insulin response to oral glucose intake Kolterman 1980. Invest 65, 1272-1284 and a clear involvement of obesity in type 2 diabetes mellitus can be confirmed Kopelman, loc.
As with other complex diseases, rare obesity mutations have been described which have been identified by mendelian pattern of inheritance and position mapping see Barsh, Nature 404, 644-650. With one or two notable exceptions, the map positions of obesity loci identified by quantitative studies do not correspond to defined mouse obesity mutations such as ob leptin, fat carboxypeptidase E or tubby tubby protein.
Map positions have been determined for some clinical syndromes, like Prader-Willi, Cohen, Alstrom, Bardet-Biedl or Borjeson-Forssman-Lehman, but the causative genes have not yet been isolated see Barsh, loc.
Much effort has been spent to understand the pathophysiology of obesity.
Apart from the rare monogenic causes for severe disturbances of the eating regulation—genetic alterations of the ob gene leptin Zhang 1996, Nature 372, 425-32; Strobel 1998, Nat.
Known therapies for obese patients comprise in particular physical activity, diet as well as drug therapy.
Many drugs tested as an appetite suppressant interfere with monoamine-neurotransmitters serotonin, noradrenalin, dopamine, histamine. Fen-Phen was withdrawn from the market due to potential heart valve defects Wadden 1999, Obes. Res 7, 189-198 was shown to support weight loss when used to support a low calorie diet.
Orlistat Xenical prevents the absorption of some fat in the intestine. Just under a third of the fat that would otherwise have been absorbed passes straight through the bowel and is excreted in the faeces.
These comprise sympathomimetic drugs, canthine hydrochloride, phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride, ampfepramone hydrochloride, as well as serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake-inhibitor, like simbutramine hydrochloride.