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Louis are -- his obesity expert from the Weill Cornell medical center doctor thank you so much for coming up.
-- been saw every time a new obesity drug comes out everybody thanks okay the magic pill has arrived right.
Is this -- -- is it another false hope.
This is an effective treatment for obesity it's not a weight loss Madison it's not a magic pill but it is.
Effective and we believe it's safe.
How was it different though from others that we've seen is is it for example -- amphetamine like drug like a lot of those early diet pills are well this is the first combination medication that's been approved by the FDA.
It's too medications.
One is a stimulant -- medicine but it's in a very small dose and -- a quarter and half the dose.
That's normally prescribe to we think that it can be prescribed safely.
Okay how does it work for people who are hoping that the work on them explain the actual process what it does -- it helps people to stick with a died we've.
Prescribed the components that are in this to patients and what we find is that people are better able to stick with a diet.
-- less hungry they have fewer cravings so it's not that you don't.
Go on a diet you're better able to stick with the -- But you know -- that you always -- supposed to take these drugs in conjunction with a diet with exercise.
A lot of people don't do that they hear that they hear the talk from the doctors who know their business but then they think that -- it -- is up appeal.
What what research is showing is that.
Fattening food certain foods may interrupt signaling from the fat -- to the brain making it harder for medicines to work people will not do as well.
So it's very clear that you've got to go on a diet you've got to do the exercise of wanna get the best result out there are no short cuts in the effort cuts doctor -- -- -- -- great to see you saying thank you -- again -- perhaps for joining us from the Weill Cornell.
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