What Diet Drugs Are Banned In The United States?

While some diet drugs can help boost honest weight loss efforts, some are ineffective or even declared dangerous by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Keep in mind that even “safe” diet drugs all carry a risk of side effects, especially if you have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, or […]
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What Is the Diet Drug Qsymia?

For years, some doctors have prescribed the anti-seizure medication topiramate “off label” for weight loss purposes. In fall 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved Qsymia as a diet drug. Qsymia has two major active ingredients – topiramate and the appetite suppressant phentermine. Qsymia must be prescribed by a doctor and its major […]
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Do All Overweight People Have Metabolic Problems?

Metabolism, or your metabolic rate, is how quickly your body burns calories through the energy it expends each day through basic activities such as sitting, breathing, walking, eating and sleeping. You may believe that lean people have a fast metabolism and that overweight people have a slow metabolism but this is a myth, notes the […]
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