Thursday, July 15, 2010

New diet pills - easy weight loss or just a health risk

There are three new diet pills which are being boasted about in the news as safe and effective.

In a nutshell, no they are neither safe nor particularly effective but the media is sure are doing the hard sell on them. Will people remember the phen-fen fiasco which has caused a relatively rare deadly disorder, pulmonary hypertension to be something we hear about all too often? Will they remember that even a medication like Xenical (Alli') can cause malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins and fecal incontinence? (without much weight loss).

Or will they line up to get these new medications which are really more older ones, just recycled?

Take a look: Pillz Pillz Pillz - Easy weight loss or just another health risk

1 comment:

wriggles said...

I can't believe it's not obvious to them that the principle of fatness being about slow metabolism, therefore ramping it up is the answer isn't cutting it.

Even if you can get the body in a state to use up calories, it's still subject to the usual rebound that comes with calorie restriction.

They must know this, I sometimes wonder what they are so desperate not to find out.

Or have they already found it out and like Bill Gates, they just aren't releasing it yet?

Oh to be a fly on the wall!