"Tesofensine, which alters the brain chemicals controlling appetite making a patient feel full, has been hailed as a possible alternative to gastric banding, surgery or stomach stapling in the fight against obesity.
But there are some concerns about the drug, which could be on the market, in three years time. Side-effects include nausea, diarrhoea, constipation, insomnia and an increased heart-rate, which could cause problems for the obese, who are already at risk of cardiac disease.
Professor Arne Astrup, the International Association for the Study of Obesity president, said: “You could easily come up to 20 per cent weight loss which could offer an alternative to the surgical treatment of obesity which has become the only real cure or effective treatment that can provide a weight loss of that size.”The professor is not telling the truth. - The most reliable, effective, easy, quick way to lose excess weight is to stop eating salt and salty food. - By giving up salt and salty food - and giving up dieting and counting calories - an obese person can EASILY AND SAFELY lose up to 14 pounds (a stone) in a month. One person, Joyce Barnard, easily lost 70 pounds (5 stones) in a year by giving up dieting and simply avoiding salt and salty food.
Read my Mensa article Obesity and the Salt Connection
All that is necessary to curb the growing incidence of obesity is to tell the truth about what causes it! - Obesity is NOT caused by overeating. It is caused by fluid retention, frequently because of taking prescribed medications, especially steroids such as prednisolone, prednisone and HRT, and anti-depressants such as amitriptyline. (When doctors prescribe drugs that cause sodium retention and water retention they should warn the patient not to eat salt, or food containing salt, while taking the medication. When they do not give this warning, the inevitable consequence is considerable weight gain.)
Read here about the groups of people who are vulnerable to salt: vulnerable groups
Obesity can be easily reduced by seriously reducing your salt/sodium intake and eating plenty of fruit and fresh vegetables. - It is important not to restrict calories. - 'Slimming' or 'dieting' is unnecessary, ineffective and often harmful.
Lose weight by eating less salt! Go on! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
See my website www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk
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