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This article was originally posted on August 27, when we first saw these ads circulating… apparently lots of folks missed it, and the ads are running hot and heavy again, so we’re re-posting it here to help answer a flood of new reader questions. The stock teased has popped 40-50% or so on the Stansberry […]

[Ed. Note: Dr. KSS writes for the Irregulars about medicine and biotech stocks. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, chooses his own topics, and his words and opinions are his own. Enjoy!] It could be the premise of a tawdry unrated movie that teenage boys sneak glimpses of on Netflix when they’re home alone. […]

[ed note: We feature the musings of our favorite health and medicine writer, Michael Jorrin, a couple times a month, and we’ve taken the liberty of calling him “Doc Gumshoe” (he’s not a doctor). You’ll find no stock picks in his pieces, but hopefully will get plenty of insight into the medical matters he explains […]

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    From all the information presented by the mass media and government concerning Covid, I have seen nothing about stre...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    They reported some results yesterday -- a third of people in the trial experienced weight loss of 5% in three months for...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That's what the company has been saying in presentations and filings all along, their focus is clearly on genetic disord...

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    I would not own this stock at any level now that the CEO has confirmed that the drug cannot be used for the general publ...

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    All, the CEO was presenting at the Morgan Stanley healthcare conference a couple of weeks ago. I was streaming online an...

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    Cartero, As Travis, elesido, ell and other Gumshoe folks have reported, RYTM addresses ultra-rare pediatric obes...

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    Travis mentioned at the beginning of his commentary that Rhythym's IPO filings in late 2017 referred to "initial studie...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That is the very big question. Drugs are often focused on a small and targeted group first, because that's a far easier...

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    Remember, this is being developed for specific genetic abnormalities....not general obesity. RSH, MSc, RPh...

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    I am generally with you and think that "eat less, drink only water, do more sports" is the best cure for overweight peo...

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    Does anyone here find it disheartening that a drug is necessary to "cure" obesity? Wouldn't it be easier to just stop e...

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    Thanks for the Friday update, Travis! Has the Thinkolator tackled the Obesity Drug (by David Lashnet)?...

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    What a "story stock"! This could be huge. Stansberry sent out an email Sunday morning, 8.30.20, promoting this Obe...

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    If they are able to fast track this drug using the tools FDA has for rare diseases, and then use it, with FDA clearance,...

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    Injections are nasty indeed. This is why I bought a few shares of Oramed (ORMP) which seems to be in final testing stag...

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    Thanks to Author/Editor: Dave Lashmet for reading and going through this long and tedious Stansberry stock tip/newslette...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    That's the big question. Lashmet sees the breadcrumbs to this being prescribed for general obesity, either very soon of...

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    Child obesity going and picking up my grand kids from school I noticed a definite change in kids weight. They have stopp...

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    Danish Novo Nordisk is a specialist in diabetes drugs, which have a link to obesity, and its trials are doing well. You ...

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    Travis thanks for the reveal on Rhythm I had come to the same conclusion but like you I don’t have the bench depth to...

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    I don't think ENTA is it. Their research is in Fatty Liver disease not cause by alcohol. The other research refers to ...

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    Travis, could you please investigate the obesity drug company that Dave Lashmet is hinting about for Stansbury Research?...

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    Yes. So true!! But society has been brainwashed by BIG pharma to 'think' otherwise. Obesity (or the NEW gigantism) in...

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    Great that advances are being made but as long as the US remains addicted to sugar and processed foods, jet fuel for dia...

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    The trouble is that curtailing smoking for valid health reasons has in part resulted in an epidemic of obesity - all th...

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    Obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer are all metabolic diseases which can be prevented/reversed by a well formulated keto...

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    Indeed Sears does some weird stuff one would want to pass up but in general at least he gets his patients healthy. Meanw...

  • SoGiAm

    Restaurant menu labeling is coming. Studies show it reduces average number of calories ordered by 30-50 calories. http:/...

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    I am a firm believer in the value of the Primary Care Physician to the overall health care "system" (ironic laugh here)....

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    Primate fetal hepatic responses to maternal obesity: epigenetic signalling pathways and lipid accumulation http://onlin...

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    The power of #music on the #brain. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXt6LTaXkAAAQ71.jpg ty https://twitter.com/LEAD_Coali...

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    $ZFGN fp - March 6, 2018 4:05 PM EST Zafgen Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results; Announces Posi...

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    Current 2018 US Death Toll: Abortion - 137,080 Tobacco -43,934 Obesity - 38.537 Medical Error - 31,565 Alcohol - 12...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    First peptide to enter clinic mid 1028. Activity read-out early 2019 with regard to NASH and to obesity. After 50 we ...

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    $Lump/Helen/Eyedoc Kudos, I couldn't have said it better myself. Gary, very succinct and poignant. I agree with you 100...

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    Not categorically. But in the right context (obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome) yes, naturally it is quite...

  • JohnM

    $ARTH - Internal trial should start in Ireland in the June quarter. KSS is 100% sure that they have a large contract man...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    A current perspective on $ZFGN is that analysts mostly have left it for dead and that bona fide insider ownership (using...

  • AC/DC

    $ZFGN: Just wanted to bring to peoples attention that ZFGN has been quietly rising and has gone up by 30% in the last mo...

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    Alcoholic liver disease will shortly overtake ischaemic heart disease with regard to years of working life lost. The ris...

  • arch1

    Doc Thank you for knowledgeable insight. I have long seen that childhood obesity becomes a life long problem....

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    Yes, it's a prevalent notion.....diminished fecal biome diversity, as can be driven by antibiotics, is strongly linked t...

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    $ZFGN Wow...good question. Are they too late? You would really need to drill down on Hatfield. A deep dive to gain co...

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    $CWBR $ZFGN I have also loaded up on CWBR but also continue to hold ZFGN. I reviewed this article from just a month...

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    $CWBR Long & OW ... Obesity market potential article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-04/why-big-pha...

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    $CWBR (long) I was confused by this tweet: "$CWBR will target #AD #AMD #NASH, ASHD, Diabetes, Obesity, & Stati...

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    $CWBR Follow this person on Twitter for all the CWBR research--amazing $CWBR's Genetic Rx for Obesity - to be previe...

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    $CWBR COHBAR INC (OTCMKTS:CWBR) Pushing The Limits Of Life Through Mitochondria Research 10/14/17 Mitochondria ...

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    $CWBR Obesity Nash Go look at Page 16 Reduces Liver Fat Look at slide 3 CohBar CB4209--Doc almost fell out of his ...

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    $CWBR An interesting new research report that lends further support for the rationale of CohBar’s lead assets, CB42...

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    So Les you are getting thumbs down. Pathetic !! We need a new KSS world. Les Exactly right on !! That is exactly ...

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    $metformin Hi Roger, I have been taking metformin now for a few months with minimal issues. It is a very regularl...

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    Malignant Opiophobia is a cultural condition unique to US culture. We insist on seeing harm where none is occurring. ...

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    Re: $ZGNX and fenfluramine. The withdrawal of fenfluramine REALLY irked me. Fen/phen was a magic combination. The only w...

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    hi Doc your concerns about fenfluramine $ZGNX were there "However, fenfluramine was withdrawn from global markets in 1...

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    $RYTM If you click on the pipeline link, you will see they are researching 4 ultra-rare causes of obesity: 1.Pro-opi...

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    $RYTM - Peptide-Based Biotech Rhythm Pharmaceuticals sets therms for $100 Million IPO September 25, 2017 Rhythm Pharm...

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    $Fasting on $microbiota Intermittent Fasting Promotes White Adipose Browning and Decreases Obesity by Shaping the Gu...

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    The whole question of a study using nurses or nuns as a subject appears specious to me. They are not peas in a pod. We...

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    $ZFGN Cancer-induced anorexia inspires potentially powerful antiobesity drug By Ryan CrossAug. 30, 2017 , 1:54 PM ...

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    #Obesity - Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status - Scienmag #EnergyDense foods ht...

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    Arch, Long $ZFGN. My understanding of ZGN 1061 is it also diverts more calories to energy and tells the body to store le...

  • arch1

    Re $ZFGN, which I am still holding, If I understand correctly the means of weight control being pursued involves jiggeri...

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    As a Zafgan investor I note the Novo N has a couple of entries into the field per today's Endpoint News: Can Novo’s b...

  • SoGiAm

    Engineered Epidermal Progenitor Cells Can Correct Diet-Induced Obesity and Diabetes http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/f...

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    Study: Loneliness, Social Isolation Greater Health Problem In US Than Obesity https://www.studyfinds.org/loneliness-so...

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    $ZFGN (relevance) "Thrombin promotes diet-induced obesity through fibrin-driven inflammation" (8/1/2017) Obesity ...

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    $ZFGN (relevance) "Thrombin promotes diet-induced obesity through fibrin-driven inflammation" (8/1/2017) Obesity ...

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    Small molecule "hunger hormone" inhibitor; https://scienmag.com/biochemists-link-synthetic-compound-to-hunger-hormone...

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    Thanks Helen for a very interesting read especially with Diabetes and obesity tied in with Dementia. Cheers,Glenn...

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    $Diabetes $Obesity $Alzheimers Disease "Common neurodegenerative pathways in obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disea...

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    $ARNA: I think ARENA has two shots that look reasonable.. the PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension) side first cab off t...

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    Denton: There are other natural treatments for Alzheimer's that do not involve the use of phamacuetical drugs. Dr....

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    $ZFGN Zafgen to Present at the JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference BOSTON, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Z...

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    $ZFGN - Zafgen Presents New Data Highlighting Potential of ZGN-1061 for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity at...

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    $ABIO timeframe only have to wait until fall of this year for P2b readout thats nothing! Present market cap $22 mill...

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    This article comes across as 'Docs' conflicted response to the comments he has received of late calling for clarity in h...

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    $ZFGN Doc How big a threat is Rhythm Pharma to Zafgen? Have seen references that some believe Rhythm will control the ...

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    A Friday question blending 2 different Gummy threads: Which would be a better way to cure America's Obesity problem? T...

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    $No ticker Life expectancy varies from place to place in the US from as much as 86 years to as few as 66. What correl...

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    Todays Med City News notes that obesity drugs are not much prescribed because obesity was not considered an illness and ...

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    $ZFGN long. I have continued to hold my position through thick and thin with this company - though I did strongly consi...

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    Looks like Zafgen (ZFGN) comeback story is still in tact with ZGN-1061 and their edited presentation today. Keys I got ...

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    bioguy I don’t believe in kicking a (bio)guy when he’s already down, so no thumb down from me in this instance – y...

  • arch1

    Olympic rower James Cracknell, running for office says Cuba And N Korea have way to handle obesity. Yeah starve your pe...

  • AC/DC

    $ZFGN Just wanted to remind people that Dr. KSS called out this one last month. Though I got burnt badly with ZFGN last ...

  • berthuis

    $ABVX(in Paris) long Abivax is not only interesting because of it's potential functional cure of HIV. It also has a pro...

  • Anamorph

    $ZFGN former very long, currently placeholder position Joe, I am going from memory here but while any effect on testi...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    John: as a physician I am guilty as charged in that I belong to the doctor club. We are horrible in this respect and vie...

  • arch1

    Researchers have demonstrated the potential to engineer brown adipose tissue, which has therapeutic promise to treat met...

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    Doc, I think that Hughes was setting the stage for the positive reception of top line data with a mending of as many fe...

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    $ZFGN long I listened to Thomas Hughes, PhD presentation at Leerink yesterday. He focused on their new compound ZGN-...

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    $ETRM - EnteroMedics (ETRM) Announces 3-Year Data from vBloc Diabetic Patient Study Published in Journal of Diabetes and...

  • LongOnLife

    Batan, The study you cited from JAMA (presumably authored by Rebecca Vigen ) has been widely debunked. Others have sh...

  • DrKSSMDPhD

    A little more about Aytu: I got the sense from the presentation that this company has only VERY recently gotten things i...

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    Nice! Thanks for that, Ben. Now what we need is for the docs to figure out the best bacteria for us to prevent obes...

  • SoGiAm

    Is obesity contagious? @nutrition_facts w/fascinating data/speculations on gut bacteria and pets that spread them http...

  • arch1

    Is this the cause of obesity? https://www.facebook.com/WomenAfter50/photos/a.490297121003785.116537.490293054337525/1...

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    Right with management owning less than 3%? Why would they sell? See their salaries per latest proxy. They have plow...

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