RECHARGE study of vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy successful for Obesity.- EnteroMedics Inc.
EnteroMedics Inc. has announced the publication of results from the Company's ReCharge Study on the effect of vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy in patients with moderate obesity with an obesity-related comorbid condition.
In this population, patients saw 74% greater weight loss with vBloc therapy compared to a rigorous sham control, resulting in an average loss of 33% of excess weight at 12 months. Further, three quarters of patients lost at least 20% of their excess weight and a quarter lost at least 50%. The publication, entitled "Effect of Vagal Nerve Blockade on Moderate Obesity with an Obesity-Related Comorbid Condition: The ReCharge Study," was published in the journal Obesity Surgery.
vBloc therapy is approved for use in helping with weight loss in people aged 18 years through age 65 who are obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 to 45 kg/m2, or a BMI of 35 to 39.9 kg/m2 with a related health condition such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.
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