Solve Obesity Problem by Pills

Overweight and obesity has many ill effects on our health (which everybody is aware of) and it is also regarded as ‘not normal’ in society and peer groups to be obese or overweight. Due to sedentary lifestyle of modern times and habit of eating junk unhealthy foods have made the problem of obesity in every society (may it be a society of developed nation or an under developed nation or a developing nation) a major risk factor for ill health, morbidity and mortality.

These days due to busy life schedules it may not be possible or even if possible some persons may not like to do regular exercise for shedding extra pounds of fat from body. Diet pills comes handy in these regard and popularity of diets pills is due to simplicity of its use. Just swallow the required numbers of pills every day and you are done. There is no need of doing daily cumbersome regular exercise (although if exercise is combined with diet pills, the effect of weight loss in more profound and for much longer duration than if only diet pills are taken).

Among many weight loss medications orlistat or Alli (trade name of orlistat, it is also available as Xenical) is very popular and is approved by FDA for use as weight loss medication. Orlistat is one of the few weight loss medications approved by FDA.

How orlistat or Alli acts to reduce weight?

Alli acts by inhibiting the gastric and pancreatic lipase and thereby interfere with the digestion and absorption of dietary triglycerides. There is also impairement of absorption of dietary cholesterol and fat soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E and K are fat soluble vitamins). The effectiveness of alli in reducing weight has been demonstrated in many clinical trial (that is why it is approved by FDA to be used as weight loss mediaction). By reducing absorption cholesterol and triglyceride it helps in lowering body weight.

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