diet drugs

  1. Diet drugs rejected by mainstream authorities

    Big Pharma gets some BAD news… and it’s GOOD for you!

    It’s a SLAP in the FACE of the drug industry… and you’re not going to believe who delivered this incredible smackdown.

    The most mainstream health organization of all!

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force just REFUSED to back the industry’s “latest and greatest” meds.

    It’s REJECTED the diet drugs you’ve heard so much about.

    Not just one… or two… or even a few of them.

    The agency, which is an independent panel within the Department of Health and Human Services, gave the thumbs-down to ALL of them!

    While the drugs CAN help some people lose A LITTLE more weight than diet alone, the benefit is so small, risks so big, and evidence so lacking that it’s “not comfortable” recommending them.

    Of course, this is just what I’ve warned you of here in House Calls. While some people can lose a lot of weight on the meds, the average drop is often just a few pounds compared to control groups.

    These drugs even fail on the most basic level of all: You don’t swallow them and then sit back and watch the pounds melt away.

    You STILL have to go through all the work of a diet – usually one that’ll make you miserable – as you take the meds.

    No one can follow these restrictive diets for the long haul. And no one can – or should – take these meds forever, either.

    The end result?

    The weight eventually comes back.

    The USPSTF’s latest announcement isn’t a total victory. The agency is still pushing its own failed approach, insisting that intensive diet and exercise are the ONLY way to prevent obesity.

    It’s doomed to fail.

    Anyone can diet for a little while, but very few can make the dramatic long-term commitment that the USPSTF is hoping for.

    The proof is all around you.

    The USPSTF made a similar big announcement about those some diet-and-exercise guidelines back in 2012.

    At that time, not a single U.S. state had an obesity rate of 35 percent.

    Today, SEVEN states now have an obesity rate of 35 percent or higher, with 20 other states above 30 percent.

    It’s absolute madness to think that the same approach that got us INTO this mess will get us back out of it.

    I’m here to end the madness.

    Sure, diet and exercise are great, and I would encourage everyone to eat better on a Mediterranean diet and get a little more movement.

    But there’s more to it than that, including the SINGLE BIGGEST reason so many diets fail so quickly.

    I’ll have more on that – and a simple solution – coming up later today.

    Keep an eye on your email!

  2. New diet drug lorcaserin is not effective for weight loss

    New diet drug will lead to more disappointment

    Here we go again.

    An FDA panel has approved yet another weight loss drug -- and once the FDA itself signs off on it, as it usually does, you can expect to see yet another rush for the latest "lose weight fast" gimmick.

    And then you can count the days until you start hearing complaints about side effects -- not to mention gripes over how it "doesn't work."

    That's because the new drug, lorcaserin, isn't a weight-loss miracle pill at all. In fact, it might be one of the least effective diet drugs yet -- and that's saying something, since the ones that have come and gone so far have been thoroughly unimpressive (not to mention dangerous).

    In three clinical trials, lorcaserin users lost an average of 3.1 percent of their body weight more than users of a placebo.

    Better than nothing? Maybe. But the reality is that anyone who is only 3.1 percent overweight doesn't need a diet miracle. These days, someone 3.1 percent overweight probably doesn't even think of himself as overweight at all.

    And if you're badly overweight, 3.1 percent won't even make a dent in your midsection. That's less than 8 pounds off a 250-pound person, and a little more than 9 pounds off someone who weighs 300 pounds.

    I don't know anyone who'd call that "effective." And in addition to NOT helping you to lose much weight, the drug can come with big risks.

    Before the latest approval, this drug was actually rejected -- twice! -- over concerns of links to cancer and heart valve problems. The feds now claim the risk of cancer is "negligible." They also say that another trial shows no heart valve problems -- but admit they'll need more study to figure that one out for sure.

    Interesting. On the one hand, they're not sure if it poses a risk to the heart. On the other... oh, heck! Let's approve it anyway!

    Since we already know that 50 percent of all side effects are discovered after a drug is on the market a few years, that means anyone who takes it will be nothing more than a guinea pig in what will essentially be a massive clinical trial.

    Forget it. Stop waiting for a miracle pill and don't even waste your time with fad diets and other gimmicks.

    There's just one way to shed your extra pounds and keep them off for good, and that's with a back-to-basics approach to eating. Cut out all the processed foods and refined carbohydrates, pass on the sugars, and eat sensible portions of real, whole foods.

    You'll lose a lot more than 3.1 percent of your body weight. And you'll be a lot healthier, too.

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