Is Alli A Replacement For Exercise?

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Alli, made by GlaxoSmithKline, released to the public in June 2007, is intended for overweight adults to be used in combination with a low calorie, low fat diet and exercise. According to Donald Hensrud M.D. a nutrition specialist, Alli works by decreasing the absorption of the excessive fat by the intestines, as a result promoting weight loss. This process reduces the number of calories one may absorb during meals by removing the fat through bowel movements. (Donald Hensrud)GlaxoSmithKline suggests that while taking Alli you should wear dark pants and stay near a restroom, common side effects include loose oily stool, increased flatulence, frequent unpredictable bowel movements, oily spotting, and gas with oily discharge. Is this really worth losing weight, possible accidents and embarrassment? (GlaxoSmithKline) From what I have read people that are overweight or obese will do just about anything to lose weight because they are already embarrassed. Some obese people have reported that they do not go to professionals for help because they are embarrassed and uncomfortable. There are many diet supplements and diet drugs available for you to buy to aid with your weight loss, but with Alli you do not need a prescription and you can take the pill and exercise in the privacy of your own home, eliminating the embarrassment.In recent research, Mayo clinic specialist discussed the potential effectiveness of Alli diet pills. Alli is an over the counter weight loss product, not an appetite suppressant, but a FDA Approved fat blocker. Alli is a diet add on, says George Blackburn M.D. PHD “You have to have a good lifestyle with diet and exercise”. With a sensible low fat diet and exercise you will lose fifty percent more weight with the use of Alli than you would with just diet and exercise alone; Instead of losing ten pounds, a person who takes Alli should lose fifteen pounds. (Mann)America Sports Data reports sixty three percent of America is overweight and thirty one percent are obese, and the U.S. Surgeon General reports that over three hundred thousand deaths per year are related to obesity,...

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