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Alli weight loss drug


Photo of pills for weight lossSo it seems that the FDA is ready to approve the sale of weight loss pill Alli over the counter. It is nothing but a low-dose version of Xenical, a prescription weight loss drug. So the question is if this drug is worth taking.

Remember Meridia? Well, in this case too both doctors and GlaxoSmithKline are saying that it has to be combined with healthy eating and exercise to see any results. Well don't you think that almost everyone can lose weight with diet and exercise? "There is no magic pill for weight loss and orlistat is definitely not a magic pill," John Dent, a R&D executive at Glaxo, said at the FDA advisory committee's meeting recently to discuss the approval. "Orlistat is a tool that will help people control their calorie intake," he added.

In other words, a way to take money out of your pocket with promising any results. Thousands of dishonest companies have been pitching fat burning pills for decades that do nothing but cost a fortune. In fact in the company's clinical trials obese people who took orlistat lost on average 5.3 pounds to 6.2 pounds more than did those who were given placebos. You know what? I can lose that much weight within a matter of days by exercising just 5 minutes more each day and skipping an extra helping of potato salad.

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