Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tampa Weight Loss | Weight Loss in a Pill?

Sixty percent of Americans are overweight, more if you use the National Institute of Health’s most recent data. You don’t need a reporter, statistician or medical journal to tell you. Just look around! In teens, the obesity rate has tripled since the 1970’s. According to the American Heart Association each year 300,000 American adults die of obesity related disease.

Only short term solutions come in pill form. Long term solutions are just as simple, in theory. Nonetheless, the FDA approved the first over the counter weight loss medication. Alli is the lower dose version of Xenical. The active ingredient in both is orlistat, 60 mg and 120 mg respectively. Orlistat blocks the absorption of some fat in meals when taken correctly. The makers of Alli recommend a reduced calorie low fat diet, which is a clear message that the pill will not do all the work and as with any long term solution the magic lies within the individuals willingness to modify there actions.

If you wish to learn more about wieght loss or weight management or need help losing weight, then visit .

Dr. George Northrup is located in Tampa and specializes in weight loss, weight management and addictions.

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