Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A New Diet (Weightloss) Drug Has Gained FDA Approval

New Diet Drug Gets FDA Approval

A new diet drug has got approval from the FDA. This was July 27th 2012 and good news for many who are looking to try another weight loss remedy with the drug administrations approval. It is called Belvig and designed to trick the patients mind into feeling full sooner then normal. There were 8,000 people included in the trial and on average they lost 5.8% of their over-all body weight along with using a diet and exercise program.

Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone, who reviewed data on the drug for the FDA's advisory committee, still has her doubts about it.

"The benefit of the drug doesn't really outweigh the risks of the drug," she said, "in terms of the benefit being so modest in most of the patients who were exposed to it."

Why We Are So Fat

Finding healthy food at affordable prices combined with a safe place to exercise is amongst the biggest challenges for many who are poor but still need to lose weight effectively. In fact Mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the country and this coincides with the fact they are also rated as the poorest state economically. Is this a coincidence or just reality? Not only low income people are overweight.People from all walks of life are looking for a real cure to obesity.

In 1990, not one U.S. state had an obesity rate greater than 14 percent, according to the CDC. Ten years later, 23 states reported an obesity rate between 20 to 24 percent. And in 2010, 36 states had an obesity rate of at least 25 percent, with 12 states reporting an obesity rate beyond 30 percent. (The CDC notes that it used a new methodology for its 2011 survey, rendering comparisons with past years rather rough.) Quote from health.usnews.com

For the first time in recent history, life expectancy has actually gone down. Obesity is putting people at risk for numerous health problems including heart disease and diabetes. The ease of fast food restaurants and microwave junk food has played a definate role in our increased size. It is our hope that companies will find a way to provide more nutritous food at affordable prices so that many who woukl love to eat better, have the option. Keep walking, jogging and eating better friends. This will surely be the road map to diet success.

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