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New Weight-Loss Drugs Promise Small But Measurable Results

New Weight-Loss Drugs Promise Small But Measurable ResultsThe FDA has recently approved the use of four new weight-loss drugs which can perform better than diet and exercise alone. These two factors are still the most important when it comes to taking excess fat off and keeping it off, of course, but the right weight-loss medication could speed up the results considerably.

The four drugs are known commercially as Belviq, Contrave, Qsymia, and Saxenda. Out of the four, Qsymia has shown the best results in terms of total weight loss. A full three-quarters of patients who took the drug lost at least five percent of their body weight, or 1 pound out of every 20. By comparison, only 23 percent of patients on the placebo drug lost five percent. Not only that, but the average weight loss with Qsymia over the course of a year was 19 pounds.

Of course, even the best weight-loss drugs can’t change the basic facts about keeping fat off. Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t about going on a short-term or even a long-term diet, it’s about changing your eating and exercising habits for good. A change in diet isn’t something that should end, because as soon as it ends your old habits will bring you back up to your old weight.

Still, the right weight-loss medication can make the process go faster. Weight loss can also help with other diseases like high blood pressure and type II diabetes, so combining a weight-loss drug with a permanent change in diet could lead to using fewer drugs in the long term. Thus, while the new weight-loss drugs will likely cost quite a bit since they won’t have a generic competitor for years to come, they could help certain people save money overall.

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