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Users of one of the drugs, Alli, can lose 3lb a week

Written By Betty van der Mark on Sunday, April 19, 2009 | 11:01 AM

Users of one of the drugs, Alli, can lose 3lb a week, according to its manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. This equates to more than three stones over four months.
The drug, which is a £1.60-a-day diluted version of the prescription-only drug Xenical, works by reducing the body's ability to process fat by about 25 per cent.

The undigested fat passes straight through the body, creating what is described as "an urgent need to go to the bathroom".
Professor Gareth Williams, professor of medicine at the University of Bristol and the author of Obesity: Science To Practice, said that the side-effects are so severe that "possibly few users will even finish their first pack of Alli, let alone buy a second".

Read more on: Telegraph.co.uk

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