Thursday, July 15, 2010

One To Make You Larger, And One To Make You Small

In today's Spokesman Review we have an article concerning a promising obesity drug.

In the study, lorcaserin caused more people to lose at least 5 percent of their body weight over one year, more than twice the rate achieved by those on dummy pills.

Most people don’t stick to diets. And diet pills have had bad side effects or can’t be taken long-term.

Five percent must be a truly amazing weight loss over a year. That means someone who weights 300 pounds could easily lose and keep off at least 15 pounds.

And remain obese. It seems we're not addressing the root cause of this fairly recent societal health issue.

And then sounding like a late night advertisement we have this.

But now comes lorcaserin, a round blue tablet that would be the first truly novel weight-loss pill in a dozen years if it wins approval.

Or you could buy a blue bicycle instead.

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