Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

What Doctors Don't Tell You

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!
February 2018 (Vol. 28 Issue 11)

Wonder drug, no. 1729

About the author: 

Wonder drug, no. 1729 image

If you happen to read a newspaper, listen to the radio or watch television, you probably already know about a new wonder drug

If you happen to read a newspaper, listen to the radio or watch television, you probably already know about a new wonder drug. In fact, the drug - rimonabant, and marketed in the USA as Acomplia - is the ultimate magic bullet.
People will no longer have to exercise self-restraint or act responsibly - the drug does it for you. It works by 'switching off' the addictive part of the brain, so it could be used to stop all sorts of bad habits, such as excessive drinking, cigarette smoking or overeating.
Its results were impressive. A study of 3,000 patients in the United States and Canada who took rimonabant found that most lost weight and kept it off for two years. Sixty percent of patients given a larger dose of rimonabant lost more than 5 percent of their body weight, while a third lost more than 10 percent. That amounts to a weight loss of 19 pounds, compared to 5.1 pounds in the placebo group. Also, the study showed that rimonabant shrank patients' waistlines. Those on the high dose (20 milligrams) lost 3 inches around their waists, compared with 1.9 inches for those on the low dose (5 milligrams) and 1.5 inches for those on a placebo.
But here's the rub. Those who stopped taking the drug in the second year put back on all the weight they had lost. So keep taking the medicine. As we said, the ultimate drug.


Utis image

Utis

Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs): image

Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs):

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved