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Tesofensine Could Double Weight Loss

By: Pearl - Published: Oct 30, 2008 • References: thelancet and sciencedaily
A new diet wonder drug has just been tested and shown that it can double the weight loss in obese people when compared to other approved drugs. These promising findings were carried out by Danish researchers in a carefully controlled trial.

The drug's potentially beneficial effects were discovered accidentally when it was given to grossly overweight Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease patients. The patients' appetites were suppressed so much so that their bodies started to burn off excess body fat.

Obesity rates are steadily climbing not only in developed countries but also in developing countries. So a drug like tesofensine will be a good alternative to gastric bypass operations, which is typically a last resort option.