Category Archives for Medications & Weight Loss

Lorcaserin Approved for Weight Loss and Obesity – Is It Safe & Effective?

The FDA recently approved a new drug for the treatment of obesity called lorcaserin, which will be sold under the brand name Lorqess. So let’s find out if lorcaserin is safe and effective! NOTE: If you don’t like the details, skip right to the Key Points at the end. How Does Lorcaserin (Lorqess) Work? Deep […]

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Are Antacid Medications Causing You To Gain Weight?

A recent study evaluated the impact of regular use of acid medications on body weight and BMI. In this study, 24 subjects with reflux disease were followed for two years and compared to 24 control subjects. At the beginning of the study there were no differences in body weight and BMI between the two groups. […]

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Are Your Blood Pressure Pills Making Weight Loss Impossible?

Lately I have been investigating a phenomenon called “lipotoxicity” which occurs when excess fat gets into cells such as muscle, pancreas and other organs. As this fat builds up it damages the delicate machinery of the cell, ultimately leading to complications and disease. While reading various studies on how this fat gets into places that […]

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