X-Message-Number: 24732
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:03:22 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: Nasal Spray Obesity Drug


Merck Partners on Nasal Spray Obesity Drug
Mon Sep 27, 6:39 PM   
By LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer

TRENTON, N.J. - Could squirting a little medicine up the nose before 
mealtime be the Holy Grail for people trying to shed pounds? 
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. appears to be betting on it, with a 
multimillion-dollar partnership with a company that last year began 
small-scale testing of a nasal spray drug designed to make the stomach 
feel full faster.

Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc. of Bothell, Wash., said Monday its 
compound, known as PYY for short, could help address not only the 
nation's obesity epidemic but related health problems such as diabetes, 
high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and cancer.[cont.]

I wish this could help me but alas I don't eat much at all. I eat twice 
a day usually oatmeal or that plus 2 eggs in the morning and small 
portions of whatever is the family evening meal and no lunch and few 
ever snacks. I get full easilly so no suppression of appetite is really 
all that useful. The biggest problem for me is profound lack of 
activatible muscle mass and little excercise activity. Excercise is of 
little use when one has few muscles that work to excercise. I need a 
metabolism booster but therein lies a conundrum. Boosting my metabolism, 
to my lay mind, means aging faster. Is the tradeoff of less weight and 
weight related diseases worth it? I wonder. One thing is for sure my 
attitude would improve so that alone would be worth it, maybe.



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