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People lose 9.4 lbs more with 10 mg of Meridia
Monday, March 19, 2007 3:48 am Email this article
People given 10 mg of Meridia (sibutramine) per day in addition to a reduced calorie diet lost an average of 18 pounds in six months compared to 8.6 pounds for those given a placebo according to a study from Italy. Subjects
Subjects: 309 obese adults
The study involved 51 men and 258 women who on average were 42-years-old and had a body mass index (BMI) of 35 (obese).
10% Weight Loss
10% weight loss: 40% vs 14%
Forty percent of the Meridia group lost at least 10 percent of their body weight compared to 14 percent of the placebo group.
Di Francesco V, Sacco T, Zamboni M, Bissoli L, Zoico E, Mazzali G, Minniti A, Salanitri T, Cancelli F, Bosello O. Weight loss and quality of life improvement in obese subjects treated with sibutramine: A double-blind randomized multicenter study. Ann Nutr Metab. 2007 Mar 15, 51(1):75-81.
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Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences
University of Verona
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