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In September 2014, the US FDA approved a new weight loss medication called Contrave, a sustained release combination of the popular mood stabilizer, Bupropion(Wellbutrin) and a narcotic de-additiction medication called Naltrexone.

FDA has previously approved two new weight loss medications in 2012, Lorcaserin(Belviq) and Qsymia(Phentermine and Topiramate) after a gap of 10 years when it kept denying all the weight loss medications for one reason or the other.

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The urgency in which the FDA cleared these three new weight loss medications reflects the growing concern about the epidemic of obesity that is threatening the health of the nation. According to the available obesity statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, obesity and overweight status already affect up to two thirds of the entire adult population of the the United States.

Alarming obesity statistics

  • More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese.
  • Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

This article is a comprehensive review of the various weight loss medications(diet pills), their side effects, how they work, expected weight loss, cost of these diet pills, availability etc.

Causes of Obesity 

Before going in to the details of the various diet pills, let me remind you that obesity is not a short term disease like the flu but a long term  medicatal conditon. Therefore, the treatment strategies for the long term management of this chronic condition should also be on a longer term basis.

Phentermine

Phentermine

Is this the cause of your weight gain?

I am also compelled to make a statement about how we got here to begin with when it comes to the problem of obesity. Despite the efforts from the various government agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture that has been making recommendations on healthy foods through the failed food pyramid, now changed to food patterns, the waist lines of the average American has been expanding.

Is it possible that we are fighting the wrong war? What if obesity is just a proxy to a bigger and more sinister metabolic problem called insulin resistance which eventually leads to metabolic syndrome (a third of the US population has metabolic syndrome), prediabetes and diabetes.

The traditional thinking that obesity is a result of eating too much falls flat on its face as the whole population is gaining weight, not just a few individuals who might be intentionally overeating as the population acts as its own control and the population is not on a mission to gain weight. It is this metabolic process called insulin resistance that drives the metabolic starvation, overeating, weight gain and eventual risk of over 50 different medical problems.

W8MD weight loss team

W8MD weight loss team

Although there are a wide variety of other causes for weight gain, the process of insulin resistance that affects up to 71 percent of the population is one of the major contributors. This insulin resitance is a direct result of the failed food pyramid.

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