Is a weight-loss pill the answer to the obesity crisis?

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A new weight-loss pill has been developed to trick the stomach into thinking it’s full.

A fat pill has been developed to trick the stomach into thinking it is full, containing a very specific combination of oils to avoid any side effects. It’s being described as a major weapon in the battle against obesity and could save the NHS a fortune.

Would you take the pill to lose weight? Or do you think people should shed the pounds naturally? Should weight loss be a lifestyle change or is a pill the answer?


Is a weight-loss pill the answer to the obesity crisis?

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30th Jul 2016
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It may win the battle but not the war, I have had weight issues and have worked very hard to lose 4 stone having a pill would have helped kick start me which surely is not a bad thing? but because I have had both knee's a hip and one shoulder replaced it is difficult for me to exercise but please don't put people down just because they are not perfect and may need a little pill to help them on their journey to a healthier life style as the saying goes 'every little helps' x
20th Apr 2016
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The trouble with a pill is that it isn't for ever. It will be just for a course of x amount of weeks. So when you stop taking the pill, the weight will pile on again. The only long term realistic solution for morbidly obese people is bariatric surgery. That lasts for a lifetime if you obey the rules after the op. Long term solutions for ordinary weight loss is only changing your lifestyle, but that is the most difficult thing to do long term. It's a struggle so many people have.
1st Apr 2016
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Just been weighed at my GP Practise. OMG!!!!
Where can I get this pill please?
17th Feb 2016
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That's a ridiculous idea IMO. Fat people are now re-named cuddly, curvy, plus-size, as if by giving them a cosy non-threatening label we ignore their weight problems. It's no longer shameful to be obese, huge wobbly young people have taken over our town centre, bulging out of tight ugly clothes and flaunting their rolls of lard like trophies to revel in. Toddlers should be educated to eat healthily by schools if their own parents are too ignorant to do it.
12th Feb 2016
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I think it is obvious that lifestyle change is the way forward but I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I am trying to follow a healthier eating regime to help me loose some weight but I could certainly use a weight-loss pill to kick start my progress.
8th Jan 2016
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A lot of people with obesity problems also have other medical problems and need extra help to lose weight, hopefully this will lead to a lower cost to the NHS in the long run.
5th Jan 2016
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I don't think popping a pill will solve the obesity problem for everyone but it may be a help people who have limited or no motivation to diet or who cannot or refuse to exercise. What works for one will not necessarily be right for another but if it helps even a small number of people then it has to be worth it.
4th Jan 2016
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Not at all-less food & more exercise---simple
2nd Jan 2016
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Popping pills must not become the solution to every problem!
28th Dec 2015
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What about eating less and exercising more
4th Jan 2016
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Totally agree with you
27th Dec 2015
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Very easy to say Mercury but difficult to do it your Beta Blocka medication lists weight gain as a side effect and altering your diet badly effects your INR number when taking Warfarin medication because of Atrial Fibrillation and excersise causes breathlessness and a rise in heart rate which easily triggers a new attack of AF which lands you up in A& E
4th Jan 2016
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While sympathising with your dilemma there are a lot of people on beta blockers and other medicines who recognise one of the side effects may be weight gain and therefore take steps to ensure this is controlled.
26th Dec 2015
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No - the answer to obesity is to eat less fat and sugar and stick to sensible meal portions. Combine it with exercise and you lose weight. It's not complicated, just requires self discipline.
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26th Dec 2015
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Unfortunately, I don't think there is any magic about losing weight it is simple. It is not necessary to pay out lots of money on diets. I am a vegetarian and have been for over 25 years and since I stopped eating meat I never had a problem with my weight. Howeve,r it is not necessary to give up eating meat just limit the amount or try stick to chicken instead of a large steak. it might seem difficult to cut out fattening food but after a few months, the cream cake or the bag of chocs are not as inviting as they were. I don't think one has to give up anything just eat sensibly and then the fattening chocolate now and then won't make any difference to your weight.
21st Dec 2015
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How can it be its just another chemical people put in their bodies. I would say its easier to diet and maybe go to weight watchers.
21st Dec 2015
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Not really-think we just all need to eat less and exercise more. When people had less to eat-especially sugars-in the 1960s and 70s people generally were a lot slimmer plus they had more exercise-we didn't even have a car as a family until 1978 so we walked and busssed everywhere

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