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HOW NOT TO DIE (YET)

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

"'Holy Grail' diet pill could help millions lose weight in middle age," trumpeted this very paper on Aug 25. Really? Researchers studied 12,000 overweight or obese patients with clogged arteries or multiple cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure. The participants were randomised to take 10mg of lorcaserin twice daily or a placebo. All were encouraged to undergo a weight-management programme consisting of intensive behaviour therapy that included dietary and exercise...