Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

AN HOUR AGO We loved having you! RT @RPCSTweets: Thanks @girlslifemag for an awesome day at #GLRockYourLife pic.twitter.com/WAaHZyV8CM

1 HOURS AGO *SO* impressed! RT @riekerr5: @girlslifemag I DREW @rydelR5 pic.twitter.com/cSecbfvORu

3 HOURS AGO The ten worst things a dude can say to a girl: http://t.co/psObMxqh0e #rude #noiamnotonmyperiod #thankyouverymuch

 

sponsored links

Risky Business: Would you take a pill to lose weight?

 
It’s been more than a dozen years since the FDA approved a weight-loss drug, but the day has come and the new pill, Belviq, will be hitting pharmacy counters near you soon, Reuters reports.  

 

 

Weight-loss drugs have been notoriously risky, causing serious health conditions and even death. Nowadays, though, with nearly two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, the FDA seems to have decided that the risk presented by drugs like Belviq are dwarfed by the need of society as a whole to drop weight.

 

Belviq has been rejected before because of potential cancer risks. The company producing it, Arena, will still have to conduct a handful of studies to assess the risk of heart attack or stroke with long-term use. As of now, the drug is restricted to adults who are either obese or who are overweight and have at least one weight-related health problem, like type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

 

While many are still concerned about the health risks presented by drugs like Belviq and similar medications that will likely be approved in the coming months, many are hopeful that they just might turn the tide in America’s obesity epidemic.

 

What do you think? Would you take a pill to help you lose weight, knowing the potential risks and side effects?
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 7/2/2012 6:48:00 PM

POSTED IN , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
X
Rather than a bowl of ice cream, try a fruit smoothie made from fresh or frozen fruit and yogurt--yum!
 
What subject do you know you're gonna ace this year?
 
 




 
 

It's bad to eat really late at night.

Score a bouquet of books with our Spectacular Spring Reads giveaway

 

Looking for some amazing new titles to start your spring off right? Check out our guide to the best books of the season and you could win! 

CLICK HERE to enter.

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links