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Newton firm raises $10m for calorie-loading product

Enzyme activator is for CF patients, premature infants

The nutrition market is flooded with products designed to block fat absorption in the name of weight loss, but Newton-based Alcresta Inc. plans to announce Monday that it has raised $10 million for its product that helps people load up on calories.

“It is a bit ironic,” said chief executive Alexey Margolin. “There are many more people who are dieting.”

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