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People lose 9.5 lbs in 1.5 years with 20 mg of Acomplia vs 1.1 lbs with placebo
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 6:58 am Email this article
People given 20 mg of Acomplia per day along with dietary counseling lost an average of 9.5 pounds after 1.5 years compared to a weight loss of 1.1 pounds for those given a placebo according to a new study called the STRADIVARIUS study. The study involved 839 patients at 112 centers in North America, Europe, and Australia. REFERENCE
Nissen SE, Nicholls SJ, Wolski K, Rodes-Cabau J, Cannon CP, Deanfield JE, Despres J-P, Kastelein JJP, Steinhubl SR, Kapadia S, Yasin M, Ruzyllo W, Gaudin C, Job B, Hu B, Bhatt DL, Lincoff AM, Tuzcu EM. Effect of rimonabant on progression of atherosclerosis in patients with abdominal obesity and coronary artery disease. JAMA. 2008 Apr 2, 299(13):1547-60.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Steven E. Nissen, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
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