Rhythm Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data at ESPE 2023
BOSTON, Sept. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RYTM), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on transforming the lives of patients and their families living with hyperphagia and severe obesity caused by rare melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases, today announced four oral presentations at the 61st Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Meeting being held September 21-23, 2023 in The Hague, Netherlands.
“We are excited to deliver multiple presentations at ESPE 2023 including statistics that deepen the understanding of the genetics of obesity from our Rare Obesity Advanced Diagnosis™ (ROAD) testing program as we learn more about the importance of genetics in patients with early-onset, severe obesity,” said David Meeker, M.D., Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhythm.
Impact of Setmelanotide on Metabolic Syndrome Risk
In an oral presentation titled, “Impact of Setmelanotide on Metabolic Syndrome Risk in Pediatric Patients with POMC and LEPR Deficiency,” researchers led by Martin Wabitsch, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Ulm in Germany, presented new findings regarding setmelanotide treatment in pediatric patients with pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) or leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency.
Analyses from ROAD genetic testing program
“Frequency of Obesity-Related Gene Variants in a European Population with Early-Onset, Severe Obesity,” as presented orally by Jesús Argente M.D., Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain, hows that among individuals with early-onset, severe obesity, approximately 31.4% carried variants believed to be associated with obesity.
In addition, Rhythm is hosting a satellite symposium at ESPE 2023, titled, “Hyperphagia and early-onset, severe obesity: The role of precision medicine in the treatment of leptin melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) pathway diseases.”
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