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.... After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    Anonymous Coward, 18 Sep 2015 @ 9:47pm

    I want to hibernate into the future.

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    Anonymous Coward, 18 Sep 2015 @ 11:40pm

    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.

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    Max (profile), 19 Sep 2015 @ 2:13am

    Yeah right...

    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.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2015 @ 3:42am

    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.

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    Anonymous Coward, 19 Sep 2015 @ 9:03am

    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.

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    Simon, 20 Sep 2015 @ 5:31pm

    >Diet and exercise are the first steps

    Exercise is fantastic for your health, but obesity is nearly always about diet alone.

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    Laura, 14 Mar 2018 @ 7:05am

    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.

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