Sunday, September 13, 2009

New diet pill helps obese people lose 15% of their body weight (UK)

"A new pill that tackles obesity has helped overweight people lose up to 15 per cent of their mass - and it could be on sale in Britain in two years. Trials of the breakthrough drug Qnexa have shown it to be more effective than any other weight-loss medication on the market. Experts claim that patients can lose as much weight with Qnexa as they would if they had obesity surgery. Tests showed that patients on a high dose lost almost 15 per cent of their body weight, and even patients on a low dose of the drug achieved weight loss of eight per cent. Dr Kishore Gadde, director of obesity clinical trials at Duke University in North Carolina, who led the study, said: 'The weight loss observed with Qnexa in these trials far exceeds the weight loss observed for other obesity drugs.' The pill is being assessed by the American government's watchdog, the Foods and Drugs Administration, after completing its final trials" - Telegraph

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