The race for an effective appetite-suppressing, anti-obesity drug has been held back by disappointing results from a human clinical trial. The findings underline the complexity of human obesity, conclude the researchers, and suggest it could be many years before a drug gets to market.
Western medicine is great.Â It serves it’s purpose for many ailments but I can’t seem to jump on the bandwagon for a pill to help fight obesity.Â It is just my opinion but I feel that obesity can be fought and only properly controlled by doing it with proper diet and exercise.Â I think rather than depending on some miracle pill, people should become more educated on the benefits of good nutrition and physical activity.
Drugs that make people feel full might not be sufficient to stop them from eating, according to Gene-Jack Wang from Brookhaven National Laboratory inÂ New York,Â US.
“We found activity in areas of the brain associated with emotion and addiction as well as in the hypothalamus, where the satiety centre is,” Wang toldÂ Chemistry World.Â “This shows that there are so many more things going on, beyond the satiety signal, which cannot be seen in other animals.”
Can some people really be addicted to eating?Â Chances are yes.Â Some people are emotional eaters and some people simply love food and have no concept of portion control.Â Even if this anti-obesity pill eventually hits the market, it is, like many other weight loss treatments, no guarantee to permanant weight loss.Â It all boils down to calorie intake.Â What goes in must be burned off!Â Eat right and exercise.Â It sounds simple because it really is.Â The hard part is taking action and loving yourself enough to do it.
[tags]obesity, anti-obesity drug, food addiction, weight loss, exercise[/tags]