When we heard about a new weight-loss drug that claims to help you lose 10 percent of your extra weight, and lower your blood pressure, we reached out to world-class physician, nutrition and exercise expert, Dr. Pamela Peeke, for her views on weight-loss drugs-and what she thinks about this new drug called Qnexa.
The bottom line? Dr. Peeke says steer clear of this - and any others weight-loss drugs, for that matter.
When you think drugs, the answer is, absolutely none, zero, zip - there are no drugs, that work safely, stresses Dr. Peeke, author of Body for Life for Women, Fight Fat After Forty, and Fit to Live. "The best drug I use is a pair of sneakers. It's cheaper anyway. Utilize your own chemistry - increase your endorphins, increase your serotonin, increase your dopamine."
Because the side effects of any weight-loss drug are often negative, Dr. Peeke said it will always be safer and healthier to lose weight the old-fashioned - exercise and appropriate eating.
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