fat loss pill
is made by the French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi-Aventis.
The companies research shows that those taking a 20mg dosage
resulted in an average weight loss of 19 lb. over one year,
and that the weight loss was maintained for an additional
drug is different than other fat loss pills because it manipulates
the pleasure centre of the brain, which effects how satisfied
we feel. The notion is one will feel satisfied eating less
food than what usually causes a satisfied feeling.
see no indication of a "miracle" with these results.
In fact, one group in the study who discontinued the drug
in the second half of the study gained most of the weight
back. No kidding. So when people don't change their lifestyle,
they gain fat and stay fat? Wow, sign these researchers up
for the Nobel Prize.
less and exercising more easily results in a 5 pound per month
weight loss, which is significantly more effective than the
paltry 1.58 pounds per month (19 lb./ 1 year) achieved with
the drug Acomplia.
new drug isn't entirely without merit; there are cases where
persons cannot exercise for whatever reason, and this pill
as prescribed by a physician may help in those cases. When
compared to no weight loss, losing 19 pounds of fat is significant
and will effect cholesterol, in fact a 25% increase in HDL
(good cholesterol) and a 10% drop in triglycerides was measured
in the study of over 3000 persons 80% of whom were female.
However, changing your lifestyle remains the most effective
way of losing fat and reversing or preventing conditions that
are known to be brought on by obesity.
The study also had participants adapt a low-calorie diet.
Don't we know that reducing caloric intake results in fat
loss anyway? Yes, but this study did show that those on a
higher dose of Acomplia (20 mg) did lose more weight than
those on low dose (5 mg), or placebo.
are no long-term studies on this drug yet, so it is unknown
whether any additional side effects will develop (side effects
reported in the study include mild depression, anxiety, and
nausea), or whether weight loss will be sustained.
I find most worrisome is this quote from an Associated
Press article "We consider this to be a chronic
problem. You don't cure obesity, you just improve it,"
Pi-Sunyer said. Pi- Sunver lead the research.
fact, we know being overweight and obese is indeed 100% reversible
with diet and exercise. The challenge is getting people to
change their lifestyle. Many people are ready to give up far
too early on achieving permanent weight loss. Changing from
the belief, behavior, and attitudes that result in obesity
to new ones that result in healthy living is very difficult
overweight and obese persons do not perceive their weight
condition as being a threat to their health, and many ironically
perceive the actions of healthy living to be an inconvenience
to their current lifestyle.
drives the demand for weight loss products and pills. Now
that the majority of the population does not exercise regularly
or eat healthily, and wants to stay this way, there is enough
critical mass, so to speak, to make fat loss products and
pills a great market potential.
can be certain of this: If the majority of people lived a
healthy lifestyle, there would be no "miracle" fat
loss pill because there would be no market for it.
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