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Anti-addiction drug acts as diet pill

Anti-addiction drug acts as diet pillA drug usually used to treat people with addiction has proved successful in causing weight loss and could potentially become the latest miracle diet pill.

The Contrave Obesity Research I (COR-I) study, conducted in America and published in The Lancet, assessed the effect of a combination of sustained-release naltrexone and bupropion in overweight and obese participants.

Those involved were also told to stick to a mild hypocaloric diet and to exercise and some of them were given doses of the two drugs.

Only half of the 1,742 people enrolled in the study saw it through to the very end, but those who did and were in the group administered with the drugs lost as much as six per cent of their bodyweight.

“A sustained-release combination of naltrexone plus bupropion could be a useful therapeutic option for treatment of obesity,” the researchers concluded.

Last month, Gail Porter told the Coventry Telegraph that she lost weight using a diet pill consisting of natural ingredients.

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2 Aug
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3 thoughts on “Anti-addiction drug acts as diet pill”

  1. h=town says:

    The two active ingredients in Contrave are not addictive, naltrexone is an opioid antagonist so it just blocks opioid receptors which are often linked to addiction. Its safer than taking other “diet” drugs like Ritalin or Amphetamines. If you get prescribed to Contrave ask your doctor to prescribe you naltrexone and bupropion generic form, it will be much cheaper than taking something drug companies hold the patent rights to.

  2. need-to-slim says:

    Surely using pills that help addicts for slimming is not good for you. Wouldn’t this mean you could possibly become addicted to these pills. I would stick to herbal slimming products.

  3. Jan says:

    I would only ever use a diet pill that consists of herbal ingredients, however I truly do not know which ingredients would be harmful or not. Would have to google all of them lol.

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