2009 is a double celebration, not only is it Phentermine’s 50th Birthday, this year also marks 10 years since Phentermine.com first went live in 1999. Phentermine alone is known to be a safe and effective weight loss aid but over the last 10 years, users of phentermine have had the added advantage of the information, […]

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health insurance obesity

A new N.B.E.R. working paper finds a link between health insurance and obesity, and suggests that the better insured you are, the fatter you’re likely to be. Read more about this on the New York Times’ Freakonomics Blog

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The quest for a weight loss drug that a) works and b) doesn’t have nasty side effects is proving tricky, but new hopes rear up from time to time Here’s the latest medicine in the spotlight: Contrave, by Orexigen Therapeutics. This week, the company announced that it had completed Phase III trial data involving several […]

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Obesity rates worsen

Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009, a report released today by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In addition, the percentage of […]

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Weight loss surgery can sometimes reverse type 2 diabetes and ease other obesity-related conditions. Now, new research suggests that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery experience a 42 percent drop in their cancer risk. Exactly why this occurs and whether it’s also true for obese men is not yet clear. Obesity is a known risk […]

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