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A medication that has been formulated to reduce food and tobacco cravings, has also been found to be cardio protective. Preliminary studies of the drug has shown success with weight loss in users, in addition, blood cholesterol and lipid levels were reduced, as was a hormone that controls insulin release. Health research in recent times has revealed that obesity and excess weight increases a person's risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and breast and bowel cancer. Approximately two thirds of U.S citizens are overweight with the competition on between drug companies to develop effective and safe medications to promote weight loss in combination with diet changes and exercise.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The South End
About: Experimental weight-loss drug shows multitude of health benefits
Date: 28 November 2005
Source: The South End
Author: Leah Miszcak, Paul H.B. Shin
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