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

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    Thursday, October 15, 2009 12:47 pm Email this article
    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. Subjects

    Subjects: 17 obese people

    The study involved 17 obese people of which 5 were mildly diabetic.


    Dose and Timing

    Dose and Timing of the Drug: 1.6 to 2.4 mg given at 8:00 AM

    They were given 1.6 to 2.4 mg of Ergoset daily at 8:00 AM or a placebo.



    Diet: Calories reduced 30% below needs

    They were told to follow a moderately-resticted diet containing 30 percent fewer calories than their needs.


    Body Fat

    85% of weight loss was body fat

    Eighty-five percent of the weight loss in the drug group was fat (11.9 lbs).


    Glucose Tolerance and Insulin

    Glucose Tolerance improved 46%; Insulin secretion reduced 30%

    The Ergoset group also had a 46 percent improvement in glucose tolerance and a 30 percent reduction in insulin secretion.


    Cincotta A, Meier A. Bromocriptine (ergoset) reduces body weight and improves glucose tolerance in obese subjects. Diabetes Care. 1996 Jun, 19(6):667-70.


    Ergo Science
    Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129, USA

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