Monday, 19 November 2007

Diet drug rimonabant tied to depression and anxiety

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If you're into taking prescription drugs for weight loss, are you on the rimonabant product? If so, a new piece of research from Denmark suggests you may develop a high risk for severe depression and anxiety.

In yet another blow to using a "pill" approach to combat weight loss, this should be no surprise to anyone who favors weight loss using effort instead of passive pill taking. Expecting a miracle drug to melt pounds away is a complete fallacy, but hey -- that's just my two cents.

When suicidal thoughts are connected to a weight loss drug (as they are here), why do some patients continue to take it? That's the mystery of the decade. Well, at least on of them.

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