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Offline suze

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Alli
« on: June 15, 2007, 10:25:32 PM »
Just had to share this bite from a news item on the new diet drug Alli, which was released today in the US for over the counter sales.  It sounds like a real winner!  Read on...

Because Alli can interfere with vitamin absorption, it can affect how medications act in the body, and users are advised to take a multivitamin supplement. The drug is not recommended for children younger than 18, people with kidney disease, patients on blood-thinners and certain other medications, and pregnant or breast-feeding women.

Then there are the side effects, which can include oily discharge, diarrhea and uncontrollable bowel movements significant enough for the company to recommend carrying an extra pair of pants until users have acclimated to the drug. The side effects alone can force users to eat less.


In a word, YUCK!  Why would anyone do that to themselves when they could be following the paleo WOE?  The mind boggles. Suze

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Re: Alli
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007, 10:35:58 PM »
Dr. Eades refers to the "oily discharge" (shudder) as "cosmic pizza grease."

YUM-O!  Pass the Alli!


Offline 21st-century caveman

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Re: Alli
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 12:59:10 PM »
Maybe our troops could feed it to the insurgents in Iraq, and call it Muhammad Alli..
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Re: Alli
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 05:02:41 PM »
Then there are the side effects, which can include oily discharge, diarrhea and uncontrollable bowel movements significant enough for the company to recommend carrying an extra pair of pants until users have acclimated to the drug. The side effects alone can force users to eat less.

I recall hearing about this on the morning news while I was making tea for breakfast one morning and commented to my youngest son (who is 17 and still lives with me) that with symptoms like those I'd rather be fat.

I was surprised they only recommended onepair of pants. :o

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Re: Alli
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007, 08:39:18 AM »
Wasn't there a manufactured fat which caused a similar "ass leakage" a while back- olestra, or something?  Amazing, some of the stuff the food and drug industries successfully foist off on the unsuspecting public..  yes, olestra was it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olestra

Doug