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Monday, August 30, 2010

DOPAMINE AGONIST / ELEVATED PROLACTIN LEVELS

Dopamine agonists caused weight loss of 4-11 lbs in heavy men with prolactinoma

Giving the dopamine agonist cabergoline (Dostinex, Cabaser) or bromocriptine (Parlodel) to heavy men with prolactinoma -- a noncancerous pituitary tumor that produces the hormone prolactin and causes prolactin levels to be be greatly elevated -- appears to cause weight loss.

Weight loss seems to occur in heavy men only, whereas lean men gained weight.

One woman gained 33 lbs, however, in the other 16 women, there did not appear to be much of a weight change after 6 months.

This is based on a very small sample size -- only 3 heavy men and 2 lean men -- so these results should be viewed as very preliminary.

By approximating body weight from a chart in the paper, here are the weight changes in the 5 men.
  • 11 lbs weight loss in one man, reducing weight from 260 lbs to 249 lbs

  • 7 lbs weight loss in another man, reducing weight from 220 lbs to 213 lbs

  • 4 lbs weight loss in another man, reducing weight from 176 lbs to 172 lbs

  • 4 lbs weight gain in another man, increasing weight from 148 lbs to 152 lbs

  • 12 lbs weight gain in another man, reducing weight from 143 lbs to 155 lbs
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 11:30 am | [0] comments

Thursday, October 15, 2009

BROMOCRIPTINE

Bromocriptine for weight loss: An interview with Dr. Albert H. Meier

Here is an interview that I did in 1997 with Dr. Albert H. Meier about using bromocriptine for weight loss.

He had done several studies on the drug. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 1:51 pm | [0] comments

BROMOCRIPTINE

Ergoset (bromocriptine) causes weight loss of 13.9 lbs in four months vs 2 lbs

People given Ergoset, a quick-release form of bromocriptine, lost an average of 13.9 pounds in four months versus 2 pounds for those given a placebo according to a 1996 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 12:47 pm | [0] comments

BROMOCRIPTINE

Bromocriptine causes weight loss of 2.5% in 6 weeks without diet or exercise in postmenopausal women

Thirty-three postmenopausal obese women taking bromocriptine lost 2.5 percent of their bodyweight in six weeks, and 11.7% body fat without changing their diet or exercise according to a 1992 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 12:14 pm | [0] comments

BROMOCRIPTINE

Bromocriptine reduced body fat by 5.1% in diabetics on insulin without any weight loss

Seven diabetics on insulin given bromocriptine lost 5.1 percent of their body fat without any significant loss of body weight, and no change in diet or exercise according to a 1992 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 12:09 pm | [0] comments

BROMOCRIPTINE

Bromocriptine reduced body fat by 10.7% in diabetics on oral hypoglycemics without any weight loss

Seven diabetics on oral hypoglycemics given bromocriptine lost 10.7 percent of their body fat without any significant loss of body weight, and no change in diet or exercise according to a 1992 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 12:02 pm | [0] comments
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