Fda-approved Weight Loss Drugs: Can They Help You?
View as slideshow The Obesity Crisis: A National Epidemic According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the last 20 years. More than one-third of U.S. adults and roughly 17 percent of children and teens are obese. These numbers are especially astounding because obesity and obesity-related conditions account for some of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. Obesity-related conditions include: high blood pressure high cholesterol and heart disease stroke type 2 diabetes certain types of cancer (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver). In addition, being overweight or obese is a recognized risk factor for many other major health problems including osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and breathing problems, mental health issues like depression, and gallbladder disease. The Skinny on Weight Loss: Is There a Magic Pill? No matter how many times we wave our wand, the quest for a magic weight loss pill has been elusive to date. While many pills claim to lead to weight loss, in reality, it is the hard work of diet and exercise that ultimately leads to healthy and sustainable weight loss. Ho Continue reading >>