Scientists link second gene to appetite regulation in MC4r gene

I hope all reading this had a very merry Christmas and are looking forward to the new year! I’ve been out of touch lately and I want to post more frequently in the new year. Hopefully with more positive news … Continue reading Scientists link second gene to appetite regulation in MC4r gene

Christmas has come early for MC4r patients with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome in the UK

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals has announced that IMCIVREE (setmelanotide) has been granted marketing authorisation in Great Britain for treatment of obesity and control of hunger in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. Firstly this is great news! After the last post I made, I thought it … Continue reading Christmas has come early for MC4r patients with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome in the UK

How oestrogen could impact the MC4r gene in women and possible weight loss treatments

Recent life news, I’ve changed doctors practices and if you’re familiar with the process then you know you have a review with your new doctor. In preparation I’ve been looking more into MC4r deficiency so I can articulate myself well … Continue reading How oestrogen could impact the MC4r gene in women and possible weight loss treatments

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals announces authorization of IMCIVREE for treatment of obesity in the EU

It’s time for some good news my friends, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. who we’ve spoken about a few times have announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization to IMCIVREE in the European Union for the treatment of obesity and … Continue reading Rhythm Pharmaceuticals announces authorization of IMCIVREE for treatment of obesity in the EU

New research suggest many of us could be carrying 17kg of fat due to a disruptive mutation in the MC4r gene

Today we’re going back to basics and talking about the gene that inspired this blog — MC4r. Im always sceptical when I read a headline that says “new research has found…” mostly because in my experience their conclusions are not … Continue reading New research suggest many of us could be carrying 17kg of fat due to a disruptive mutation in the MC4r gene