Weight Loss :: FDA approves alli orlistat for weight loss

alli, orlistat for weight loss, is an innovative and honest approach to weight loss combines a safe and effective product with an innovative personalized support program.

GlaxoSmithKline [NYSE:GSK] Consumer Healthcare announces that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the weight-loss product orlistat 60 mg capsules for over-the-counter (OTC) use in the United States. GSK Consumer Healthcare will market OTC orlistat under the brand name alli ? (pronounced AL-eye). Approved for use by overweight adults in conjunction with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet, alli helps people lose 50 per cent more weight than with diet alone.

alli is the only FDA-approved weight-loss product available to consumers without a prescription, and it is the first clinically-proven over-the-counter product to be combined with a comprehensive support program. alli is expected to be available in stores nationwide by summer 2007. This approval marks the start of an educational program that includes a series of resources online at myalli.com.

GSK Consumer Healthcare selected alli as the brand name because it conveys the concept of partnership with consumers in their weight-loss efforts. Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on fad diets, unproven miracle pills, and potentially unsafe weight-loss supplements that may not work. alli is the clinically proven option to these hyped, quick-fix products that mislead overweight adults away from weight-loss strategies that are backed by medical science. With alli , consumers have access to an individually tailored online action plan that provides support and the necessary tools to help them lose 50 per cent more weight than with diet alone.

Caroline Apovian, M.D., Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at BostonMedicalCenterwelcomed the FDA decision. ?I applaud the alli program for stressing the importance of a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet in conjunction with a weight-loss medicine proven to be safe and effective. This lines up with research that shows even modest, gradual weight loss provides significant health benefits.? Apovian adds, ?More and more people each year – now two-thirds of all American adults – are overweight or obese and still gaining weight.

Desperate to lose this excess weight, people resort to all types of extreme methods that promise everything and deliver no real results. Extremely restrictive diets are unrealistic to maintain, even for a couple of weeks. Dieters end up gaining more weight than they initially lost. It?s time consumers readjust their thinking to realize positive results.?

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Weight Loss :: FDA approves alli orlistat for weight loss
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