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How Effective are Anti-Obesity Drugs

Over two-thirds of United States adults are overweight or obese. Last year the government declared Obesity as a national epidemic along with Type 2 Diabetes.

Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity include stroke, hypertension, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, sleep apnea and other breathing problems, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis.

In women, it can cause complications in pregnancy, menstrual irregularities and breast cancer. Obese people rely on popping anti-obesity drugs rather than opting for making drastic lifestyle changes.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool now are of the opinion that these anti-obesity drugs not only come with unavoidable side-effects but also are ineffective in addressing the root cause of obesity disorder. This article tries to gain further insight on this topic.

Knowledge Gained From Research:

  • Researchers believe that these drugs deal with biological consequences of obesity, without addressing the important psychological causes which lead to weight gain.
  • Behavioural and motivational factors most commonly cause obesity and obese people have a complicated psychological relationship with food which compel them to eat more than what is required to manage their weight.
  • The study revealed that obesity-drug manufacturers do not make use of the huge amount of information now available about the neurochemicals which create a liking or craving for food.
  • These information can not only used to develop anti-obesity drugs but also can be brought to use for preparing manuals which can guide obese people on managing their eating behaviour.
  • It is learnt that obese people have high desire to eat fatty and sugary food items.
  • They also prefer to eat faster and take larger mouthfuls, which results in excess eating of food.
  • According to experts of biopsychology at the Liverpool University, anti-obesity drug manufacturers should also take in to account that, the food obese people choose is such that it does not cause the release of hormones, which provide a feeling of satisfaction and fullness after its intake.
  • Anti-obesity drugs in the near future should be able to deal with these physical, emotional and psychological causes of Obesity effectively.
  • These findings are of special relevance in recent times as there is an ever increasing rise in the number of obese people in the American society.

8 responses to How Effective are Anti-Obesity Drugs

  1. It is surely better to avoid obesity exercise and good behaviours and lifestyles. Then on medicinal products and to rely on their effects is definitely worse.

  2. here in Philippines, obesity is also becoming a problem. More and more children are getting obese due to a lifestyle that is not fully of physical activities. most kids just wants to watch TV, play computer games and surf the net.

  3. It really does require a more comprehensive approach to permanently tackle obesity. However, there is a potential drug treatment that is quietly proving itself repeatedly to be a great help. You don’t hear as much about it, as the company doing the research is not always posing itself for the sake of the marketplace, but rather seems to be more concerned with a real solution. Amazing for a drug company.

    The only reason I know about this is because I myself took part in one of their studies. I was amazed at how much it helped me to change my behavior because I was seeing the results and was encouraged.

    I will be one of the first in line when Obestrin becomes available.

  4. Obesity and diabetes are becoming more and more of a problem these days. Actually it is easy to avoid being overweight by just having the proper diet and exercise.

  5. I have lived in the Philippines for 15 years. Over that time, I have seen the population get fatter and fatter. Why? There are many reasons of course, but one of them is flavor enhancers, MSG, Phenylalanine, and aspartame to name but three. ALL of these products are addictive leading to many diseases, obesity being one of them, and its attendant problems. You only have to look at the ingredients of snack foods, Coca Cola and other sodas to see them included in the product. Plus some of the ingredients themselves produce msg during production, thereby increasing msg content. Aspartame and phenylalanine are not even of the so called approved food enhancers, but you find them in food. One company, JollyBee refuse to disclose the ingredients of ANY of their products, but you can bet there are flavor enhancers there. You drink Coke don’t you?? I would imagine that there is absolutely no control on how much flavor enhancer(s) are added to food. My family doesn’t touch msg for exampl, rather we flavour the food with natural spices and vegetables. My mum did when I was a child, and I’m still here, and not OBESE. Food enhancers have to be controlled by government statute, and people have to change their eating habits. Punch in obesity in the philippines 2010, and it’s all there for people to see. Change your eating habits folks.

  6. Sometimes a little exercise and a proper diet is not all we need, it’s a good thing but some times our help start when we are young children what we learn about eating habits should continue when we become adults. LEARN WHEN TO SAY NO AND PUSH AWAY FROM THE TABLE!

  7. obesity is a grownig problem these days coz of a bad lifestyle and diet:’.

  8. HI.
    I WAS DIABETIC FROM LAST 9 YEARS. IN PAST MY WEIGHT WAS 62. I WAS DIAGNOSED FOR DIABETES.I DID LOT OF EXERCISE ;LOST 8 TO 10 KG.BUT STILL MY SUGAR DIDN’T REDUCE THEN AFTER 2 TEARS I STARTED GAINING WEIGHT.STILL MY FASTING SUGAR SHOWED 210.I WAS HAVING REGULAR TABLETS BUT SUGAR KEPT INCREASING.THEN LAST YEAR I STARTED HAVING HERBAL MEDICINE FROM SB. I MAILED HIM MY PROBLEMS.HE ADVISED ME TO FEW COMMON TREE LEAVES.FOR 20 DAYS WE KEPT HUNTING FOR THOSE LEAVES.BUT LATER WE MANAGED TO FIND THE LEAVES.WE DID AS ADVISED BY SB.LATER EXACTLY AFTER 12DAYS OF HAVING LEAVES MY SUGAR LEVEL STARTED TO FALL. I WAS SHOCK TO SEE THIS 1ST TIME IN MY LIFE WHEN IT SHOWED 178.THERE WAS DROP OF 40 DECIMALS IN MY SUGAR SCORE.SO IT HAD WORKED OUT.
    I AM STILL HAVING SB MEDICINE.HIS MAIL ( sbsidh317@gmail.com )
    consult sb if you can’t control your sugar score.
    its too cool

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