Extracts from the Telegraph:
"Data from the NHS Information Centre shows in 2006, 1.06m prescriptions were written for orlistat, which blocks the absorption of fat from food, and sibutramine which acts as an appetite suppressant.
Prescriptions of the drugs have increased eight fold since 1999."
"The report from the Information Centre shows 67 per cent of adults were either obese or overweight in 2006, up from 59 per cent in 1993.
A quarter of adults are classed as obese which means they have a body mass index of 30 or more when weight in kilos is divided by height in metres squared."
Sadly, as you will see from the complete Telegraph article, if you read it, the people who make pronouncements about the causes of obesity and the best treatments for it, are obviously mistaken in what they say,because if they were giving the correct information, obesity would not be on the increase...
The safest and fastest way to lose excess weight is to stop eating salt/sodium and food containing salt. This reduces the fluid retention which is the cause of obesity. The drugs that are prescribed for obesity are harmful, expensive, ineffective and unnecessary. They benefit only the pharmaceutical companies who sell them.
Lose weight, reduce your risk of most cancers, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, vascular dementia, osteopenia, osteoporosis, hypercholesterolaemia, depression, liver and kidney problems, and improve your health in many other ways without drugs or expense by eating less salt! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!vulnerable groups
How to Lose weight!
Children and Obesity
Read my Mensa article on Obesity and the Salt Connection
See Sodium in foods and
Associated health conditions and
See FAT RETENTION
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Wider implications of the flawed theory that excess calorie intake causes obesity
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