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Old 01-22-2009, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default Obesity pills over the counter, whatever next?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7843061.stm



"Works by blocking the absorption of fat in the body"

"Can help people with weight loss but they would have to make a conscious decision to eat less fatty foods"

"Community pharmacist, Graham Phillips, who advises the National Obesity Forum, said he saw no problem with introducing the pill over-the-counter."

How can GP's and others recommend a product that blocks the absorption of an essential nutrient?

Why do things like this still surprise me?

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Old 01-22-2009, 05:38 AM   #2
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Alli does the same thing. Remember when they put Olestra in chips? This isn't the first time companies and doctors have tried this.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:51 AM   #3
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If people want to walk around all day in fear of crapping their pants with fat blockers.....have at it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:23 AM   #4
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How amusing. Obesity rates will soar even higher as people avoid pants-crapping-fat and opt for more sugary fare. Such a shame.

Anti-obesity items have been in stores for years. It's called the produce section.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:49 PM   #5
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Anti-obesity items have been in stores for years. It's called the produce section.
Too bad more people shop in the pro-obesity area.....called the bakery section.

I'm buying stock in grown-up sized depends
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