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Phendimetrazine (Bontril): 35 mg three times per day caused 1.7% loss after one-and-a-half months
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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) No additional weight loss after first couple of weeks
In the group given 35 mg three times per day there was no additional weight loss after the first couple of weeks.
Patients were not asked to diet or exercise
Again, patients in this study were not given any specific dietary recommendations. In other words, there were not told to reduce their calorie intake.
This was done in order to isolate the effect of the drug.
All diet pill studies were done this way back in the 1960’s
Note: This study was performed in 1961. Back then, this is the way that studies were done. Subjects were simply givent the diet drug but were not asked to diet and exercise. It wasn’t until twenty or thirty years ago, that diet pill studies started asking patients to diet and exercise as well.
Cass LJ. Evaluation of phendimetrazine bitartrate as an appetite suppressant. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1961 May 20;84:1114-6.
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