Heart drugs under study focus on impact on metabolism

December 13, 2004

Some help for battling the obesity epidemic may be arriving, according to continuing encouraging results for rimonabant (Acomplia, Sanofi-Aventis), not just in helping weight loss but also in improving metabolic risk factors. Other research at this year's American Heart Association 2004 Scientific Sessions, held recently in New Orleans, focused, as well, on metabolic effects of pharmacological agents.