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Xenical (orlistat) caused 18.8 lbs in patients with heart failure and provided some relief
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Xenical (orlistat) helped obese patients with congestive heart failure lose an average of 18.8 lbs and provided some symptom relief as evident by an improvement in how far they could walk in 6 minutes and their functional capacity according to a new study from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Conclusion
“Orlistat can promote significant weight loss and symptoms of relief in obese patients with heart failure, as measured by 6-minute walk test and functional capacity” the authors concluded. “The lipid profile improved. Orlistat was safe and well tolerated.”
Beck-Da-Silva L, Higginson L, Fraser M, Williams K, Haddad H. Effect of orlistat in obese patients with heart failure: a pilot study. Congest Heart Fail. 2005 May-Jun, 11(3):118-23.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Cardiology
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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On Jul 15, 2005 at 2:21 pm Luis Beck da Silva wrote:
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As the first author of this paper, I would like to share my e-mail address to receive and exchange comments about it.
Luis Beck da Silva, MD
On Jul 15, 2005 at 4:44 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:
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