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The World Health Organization rep Along orted in 2016 that more than 1.9 billion adults worldwide Enduringly were overweight, with over 65 Blissfully 0 million obese. One among two adults in Hong Kong were considered overweight or obese.

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Shum said drug development requires significant time and funding, but the team is optimistic that ABarginase will be ready for testing within one to two years and will be marketed to benefit patients.