DailyDirt: Weight Loss Drugs That Might Work… Someday
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Obesity is a worldwide problem, affecting about 1.5 billion people. The World Health Organization estimates that about 10% of the world’s adult population is obese. The cause of obesity isn’t always clear, but the effects on health are significant. Diet and exercise are the first steps for addressing this health issue, but for some people, there’s a need to go beyond that. Less than a handful of drugs are currently approved for long-term obesity treatment, but more might be on the way. Check out a few of these links, and maybe get up out of your chair and move a bit more….
- Genes that control how fat cells function have been identified and could lead to ways to fight obesity. The FTO gene seems to be able to control how energy is stored and used, and researchers think it’s possible to come up with a gene therapy that might be beneficial to some obese patients. [url]
- An extract from the thunder god vine, called Celastrol, might become an obesity treatment. This medicine still needs rigorous controlled clinical trials, but it has had promising results for mice. [url]
- Why look to rodents for obesity studies? Grizzly bears might have solved part of the obesity problem. After hibernation, bears seem to recover quite well from the effects of kidney damage, induced diabetes, and a surplus of stored fat. The PTEN gene might point to an answer for us, if we can figure out the mechanisms for how this gene controls metabolism and other bodily functions. [url]
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Filed Under: celastrol, drugs, fat cells, fto gene, gene therapy, genetics, health, hibernation, obesity, pten gene, thunder god vine, weight loss
Comments on “DailyDirt: Weight Loss Drugs That Might Work… Someday”
I want to hibernate into the future.
There are drugs that cause weight loss but
you do have to have specific conditions and be taking other drugs first for those conditions and you had better be extremely careful with how you are taking them or you might find yourself in deadly danger.
I know, I am in that situation. 4 kilograms in 2 weeks and this is a side effect of the drugs in question not the primary goal of the drugs in question.
Once everything is back under control then off I will be from the weight loss side effect drug.
Here’s a question for you: when have you last heard the sentence “Scientists have found the cure for “? I’ll even accept “…a highly efficient treatment”! Well…? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
From where I’m standing it look like we have picked most of the low hanging fruit, cured everything that could be cured with hygiene, antibiotics and vaccines, and now we’re thumbing our noses at the rest – without the faintest idea what to do about them. With all the “advanced science” of the last half century – where’s the cure (or a satisfactory treatment) for AIDS? Cancer? Alzheimer’s? Parkinson’s? Psoriasis? Ebola? C’mon, these are just the popular ones, none of them new…!
…you haven’t got a fucking clue what you’re doing, isn’t it – and obesity is no different.
Record of weightloss drugs
Seems like weight loss drugs tend to be dangerous, ineffective, or both in the case of really bad drugs for the purpose.
The only real way to lose the calories is the same way you got them in the first place, you have to work on it for a long time. No pain no gain.
>Diet and exercise are the first steps
Exercise is fantastic for your health, but obesity is nearly always about diet alone.
That’ true, supplements and diet pills can have varying side effects. For this reason, it is important that you be assured that the supplement you are taking will positively react with your body system and discuss any supplements or diet plans with your doctor. It is hard to tell which supplement will work best for you and which one won’t. You may find out that one supplements will produce the best effects for one person and another supplement didn’t work at all. I agree that diet and exercises are the most impotrant in losing weight.