Pop a pill to fight the flab

 作者:邝梗艟     |      日期:2019-02-28 08:12:02
It’s not the healthiest option, but it may be just what the doctor ordered for obese people struggling to lose weight. A new diet drug called rimonabant was launched in London on 28 June. Trials on more than 6000 overweight volunteers showed that about half taking it lost 5 per cent of their body weight within two years, and more than a quarter lost 10 per cent. Many participants shed several centimetres of fat and increased their levels of HDL cholesterol – the so-called good cholesterol – in the blood,