New Safe and
Effective Diet Pills Meridia and Rimonabant
November 17th 2005
Two new diet pills have been shown to be safe and effective. A new
study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Nov. 17th
shows that the drug Meridia may double weight loss when used in
conjunction with exercise and diet. A second drug Xenical (orlistat)
has also been approved for safe and effective weight loss.
The researchers found the group taking Meridia in conjunction with
exercise lost twice as much weight as the group that did not exercise.
The group that exercised also changed their diet.
Meridia works by modifying the brain chemicals to lower appetite. The
subjects felt fuller faster. Researchers stressed that the spectacular
results came with a lifestyle change combined with the drug.
Another drug called Rimonabant may also be a safe and effective
treatment for obesity when combined with exercise and a balanced diet.
Rimonabant is currently undergoing FDA review and is expected to be
Rimonabant works a little differently. It acts on the brain and on fat
cells in the gastrointestinal tract. Again, this is most effective
with lifestyle changes.
Participants have gained weight back suggesting these drugs might need
to be taken for life similar to high blood pressure pills. Even
moderate weigh loss can result major health benefits including lower
A recent study at the University of Minnesota found that weighing
yourself daily may help improve your chances of losing weight. Stepping
on the scale daily will also increase your chances of keeping the weight
By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer
Books on Dieting
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