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Sunday, May 07, 2017

PHENTERMINE

Phentermine causes weight loss in 84% of people

Among people given phentermine to lose weight, 84% (81 out of 97) responded, while 16% (16 out of 97) did not according to a new study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, May 07, 2017 6:14 pm | [0] comments

PHENTERMINE

Phentermine causes 23 lbs weight loss in 6 months in non-diabetics

People without diabetes given 30 or 37 mg of phentermine lost an average of 23 lbs in 6 months according to a new study.

Systolic blood pressure dropped by an average of 6 mm Hg.

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PHENTERMINE

Phentermine causes weight loss of 16 lbs in people with HbA1c less than 6%

Phentermine causes an average weight loss of 16 lbs in people with HbA1c less than 6% according to a new study.

(HbA1c is the 3 month average blood sugar levels.)

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, May 07, 2017 5:57 pm | [0] comments

PHENTERMINE

Phentermine causes weight loss of 7 lbs in people with HbA1c of 6% to 6.5%

Phentermine causes an average weight loss of 7 lbs in people with HbA1c of 6% to 6.5% according to a new study.

(HbA1c is the 3 month average blood sugar levels.)

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, May 07, 2017 5:51 pm | [0] comments

PHENTERMINE

Phentermine causes weight loss of 9 lbs in people with HbA1c more than 6.5%

Phentermine causes an average weight loss of 9 lbs in people with HbA1c of more than 6.5% according to a new study.

(HbA1c is the 3 month average blood sugar levels.)

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES

Most popular weight loss strategies: eating less, exercising more, eating less fat, low-calorie food

"The most-popular strategies employed by obese participants who reported trying to lose weight were eating less, exercising more, eating less fat, and switching to lower-calorie foods," notes a new paper about obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

"In contrast, only a small proportion used commercial weight loss programs, liquid diets, and prescription weight loss medicines.

"Liquid diets, nonprescription diet pills, and popular diets showed no association with successful weight loss, and those who reported losing 10% body weight [or more] were less likely to report eating diet foods/products, compared with those who did not lose 10%." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:30 pm | [0] comments

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES

Less popular weight loss strategies: commercial weight loss programs, liquid diets, diet pills

"The most-popular strategies employed by obese participants who reported trying to lose weight were eating less, exercising more, eating less fat, and switching to lower-calorie foods," notes a new paper about obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

"In contrast, only a small proportion used commercial weight loss programs, liquid diets, and prescription weight loss medicines.

"Liquid diets, nonprescription diet pills, and popular diets showed no association with successful weight loss, and those who reported losing 10% body weight [or more] were less likely to report eating diet foods/products, compared with those who did not lose 10%." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:24 pm | [0] comments

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES

Liquid diets, nonprescription diet pills, and popular diets showed no association with weight loss

"Liquid diets, nonprescription diet pills, and popular diets showed no association with successful weight loss, and those who reported losing 10% body weight [or more] were less likely to report eating diet foods/products, compared with those who did not lose 10%," notes a new paper about obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

"The most-popular strategies employed by obese participants who reported trying to lose weight were eating less, exercising more, eating less fat, and switching to lower-calorie foods."

"In contrast, only a small proportion used commercial weight loss programs, liquid diets, and prescription weight loss medicines."
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:20 pm | [0] comments

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES

US adults who lost 10% body weight were 105% more likely to take a prescription diet pill from a doc

Obese US adults who lost 10% or more of their body weight during the previous year were 105% more likely -- 2.1 times more likely -- to take a prescription diet pill prescribed by a doctor than obese adults who were trying to lose weight but lost less than this according to data from obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:20 pm | [0] comments

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES

US adults who lost 10% body weight were 52% less likely to eat diet foods than those who lost less

Obese US adults who lost 10% or more of their body weight during the previous year were 52% less likely -- only half as likely -- to eat diet foods or diet products than obese adults who were trying to lose weight but lost less than this according to data from obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:15 pm | [0] comments

SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS STRATEGIES

US obese adults eating diet foods were only half as likely to lose 10% of their body weight

Obese US adults who ate diet foods and diet products were only half as likely -- 52% less likely -- to lose 10% or more of their body weight during the previous year than obese adults who lost 10% or more during the previous year according to data from obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

(Note: This is the same information as the previous article, but just stated in a different way.) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 12:10 pm | [0] comments

Friday, October 08, 2010

MERIDIA

Sales of the Diet Drug Meridia (sibutramine) Halted in the U.S.

The diet drug Meridia (sibutramine) will no longer be sold in the U.S. per a request by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

"FDA requested this action after concluding Meridia's continued availability is not justified since patients who take the drug are at an increased risk of heart attacks or strokes," the FDA's Dr. John Jenkins said in media briefing. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 08, 2010 8:55 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

PHENTERMINE / 5-HTP

One patient given phentermine plus 5-HTP plus carbidopa lost 24% in 6 months

On patient given phentermine plus 5-HTP plus carbidopa lost 24.4 percent of body weight in six months, while patients who had successfully maintained an average weight loss of 12 percent for 4-11 years on phentermine alone gained 6 percent when 5-HTP plus carbidopa was added. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 3:35 pm | [4] comments

PHENTERMINE

Phentermine caused an average weight loss of 33 lbs or 16% in 6 months

An analysis of 23 patients given phentermine showed an average weight loss 33 lbs after six months.

This was 16% of body weight.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 29, 2009 7:13 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

PHEN / 5-HTP

Phentermine (Adipex-P) plus 5-HTP used by 20% of weight loss doctors surveyed

Twenty percent (20%) of weight loss doctors surveyed use phentermine plus 5-HTP.

It is the seventh most used diet drug used by these doctors. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 5:34 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 23, 2009

DIET PILLS

Phentermine only approved for 3 months because, at the time, obesity thought to due to bad habits

Diet Drugs approved prior to 1985, such as phentermine, were approved for use up to 3 months on the basis that obesity was caused by bad habits, and that bad habits could be changed in 3 months notes a paper by Doctors Ed Hendricks, Richard Rothman and Frank Greenway. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 23, 2009 8:23 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

OBESITY DRUGS

Eight times more prescriptions for diet pills written in England in 2008 than 1999

In England, there were eight times more prescriptions written for diet pills in 2006 than in 1999 -- 1.06 million versus 127,000 -- as noted in an article on the UK's Mail Online. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 24, 2008 2:20 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

STRATTERA (ATOMOXETINE)

Strattera (atomoxetine) causes women to lose 7.9 lbs in three months

Obese women on a modestly reduced diet and given the drug Strattera (atomoxetine) lost 7.9 pounds in three months compared to 0.2 pounds for those given a placebo according to a study conducted at Duke University Medical Centre in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 28, 2006 2:16 am | [0] comments

Monday, February 13, 2006

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril): 35 mg three times per day in type II diabetics: 2.7 lbs in three months

Type II diabetics given 35 mg of phendimetrazine three times per day one-half hour before meals lost an average of 2.7 pounds in three months. (Runyan, 1962) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 11:13 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril): 35 mg three times per day caused 1.7% loss after one-and-a-half months

A group of patients who were given 35 mg of phendimetrazine (Bontril) three times per day lost considerably less after a month-and-a-half than those given twice as much -- 70 mg three times per day-- (1.7 percent versus 6.5 percent, respectively). (Cass, 1961) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 11:00 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril) 35 mg three times per day vs phenmetrazine: 3.6 lbs vs 5 lbs in six weeks

In a cross-over study, patients lost 3.6 pounds in six weeks with 35 mg of phendimetrazine (Bontril) given three times per day compared to 5 pounds with a similar drug called phenmetrazine at a dose of 25 mg three times per day. (Young, 1961) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 10:45 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril): 70 mg 3 times per day vs 2 times per day, 12 lbs, vs 7.6 lbs

Seventy mg of phendimetrazine given three times a day an hour before meals causes considerably more weight loss than lower doses according to another study. (Le Riche and Van Belle, 1962) However, based on side effects 70 mg given twice a day -- at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. -- appeared to be the preferred dosage. (Le Riche and Van Belle, 1962)
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 10:30 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine: 70 mg three times per day causes 15% weight loss after three months

Patients given 70 mg of phendimetrazine three times per day an hour before meals lost an average of 14.7 percent of body weight in three months without dietary restriction or behavior modification. (Cass, 1961) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 10:15 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril): 105 mg three times per day caused 1.7% loss after one-and-a-half months

A small group of patients were given 105 mg three times per day, but did not lose any more weight after a month-and-a-half than those given 70 mg three times per day. In fact, they lost slightly less weight -- 7.2 percent versus 8.4 percent, respectively.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 10:00 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril) side effects: dry mouth, sleeplessness, excess stimulation

The most common side effects of phendimetrazine (Bontril) were dry mouth and sleeplessness according to one study (Cass, 1961). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 9:50 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril) adverse effects: nervousness, insomnia, nausea, increased blood pressure

The adverse effects of phendimetrazine include nervousness (10 percent of patients), insomnia (5 percent), nausea (3 percent), increased blood pressure (3 percent), dry mouth (3 percent), tachycardia (a racing heart) (2 percent) according to one study. (Young, 1961) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 9:45 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril) in type II diabetics: Milk may prevent drug from working

A study in which type 2 diabetics were given phentdimetraine (Bontril), onne patient found that he could overcome the appetite-reducing effect of phendimetrazine by taking the drug with milk. (Runyan, 1962)
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 9:30 am | [0] comments

PHENDIMETRAZINE - BONTRIL

Phendimetrazine (Bontril): Techincal information: Half-life, blood concentration, metabolism

This article contains techincal information for the diet drug phendimetrazine (Bontril) including the half-life of the drug, time to achieve peak levels in the blood, blood concentrations after a single dose, etc. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 13, 2006 9:13 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

DIET, DRUGS AND SURGERY

Long-term weight loss with diet and lifestyle versus drugs versus surgery

Studies have found that on average, diet and lifestyle changes help people to lose up to 11 pounds after two to four years, whereas diet drugs help people lose an average of 11-22 pounds after one to two years, and weight loss surgery results in an average weight losse of 55 to 165 pounds after two to four years, depending on the type of surgery, according to a paper from Dr. J. D. Douketis from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 20, 2005 9:01 am | [0] comments

Friday, September 16, 2005

DIET PILLS

Prescription diet pills cause weight loss of 4-17 lbs more than placebo

"Clinical trials indicate that drug therapies, usually in combination with calorie restriction and/or exercise, achieve a modest reduction in bodyweight (usually [4 to 17 pounds] more than placebo) within the first 6 months of drug treatment," notes Dr. Lisa L. Ioannides-Demos from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in a recent review paper about drug treatment for obesity. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 7:09 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

HISTORY

Diet pills and other treatments for obesity first written about in approximately 930 C.E.

A recent article stated that the word "obesity" first appeared in a medical context in a book published in 1620. This appears to be wrong by about 700 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 20, 2005 4:59 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

DIET VS DRUGS VS SURGERY

Weight loss less than 11 lbs with diet and lifestyle, 11-22 lbs with drugs, and 55-165 lbs w/surgery

When considering only patients who lose at 5 percent of their body weight by the end of weight loss studies, diet and lifestyle changes cause an average weight loss of less than 11 pounds after 2-4 years; weight loss medications cause an average weight loss of 11 to 22 pounds after 1-2 years; and weight loss surgery causes an average weight loss of 55-165 pounds after 2-4 years according to a new review from researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 06, 2005 7:50 am | [0] comments

Saturday, February 19, 2005

DIET PILLS

Only 4% of Israeli doctors prescribe diet pills

Only 4 percent of physicians in Israel prescribe diet pills according to a 2002 survey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Feb 19, 2005 11:59 am | [0] comments

DIET PILLS

Two-thirds of Korean doctors prescribe diet drugs to patients that request them

A little more than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of Korean doctors who answered a survey prescribe diet pills to patients who request them regardless of their obesity status according to a new survey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Feb 19, 2005 11:23 am | [0] comments

Friday, December 17, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 30: Diet drugs for weight loss

Meridia (sibutramine) and and Xenical (orlistat) are the only diet drugs currently approved for long-term use according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. xvi). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Dec 17, 2004 2:45 am | [0] comments

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 29: Drug therapy for weight loss, when it is appropriate

Lifestyle changes including behavior modification, a low-calorie-diet, and increased physical activity should be tried for at least six months before weight loss drugs are tried according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. xvi). If after six months of diet and exercise a patient fails to lose the recommended 1 pound per week, then drug therapy can be tried. (p. 85) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Dec 17, 2004 2:15 am | [0] comments

Friday, September 10, 2004

Axokine only causes 3.4 lbs more weight loss than placebo after one year

People injected with the drug Axokine only lost 3.4 pounds more after a year than those given a placebo. The average weight loss was 7.9 pounds for those given Axokine compared to 4.5 pounds for those given a placebo. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 10, 2004 7:13 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Diet drugs: When were diet drugs approved by the FDA?

Here are when various diet drugs were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 08, 2004 4:33 pm | [4] comments

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Diet drug studies: Half of subjects dropout within two months

In diet drugs studies, roughly one-fourth (24 percent) of subjects dropout within the first month, and half (48 percent) after two months according a recent review paper of diet drug studies by Halpern and Mancini (2003, p. 31, col. 2). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 08, 2004 10:40 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Diet drugs cause weight losses of 8-17 pounds more than placebo after 9-12 months

Diet drug studies lasting 9 to 12 months show weight losses of 8-17 pounds more than placebo, or 3 to 8 percent of bodyweight, according to a recent review by G. Glazer from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, in New York. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 03, 2004 1:02 pm | [0] comments

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