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DRUGS AND SUPPLEMENTS

The best way to lose weight and control obesity is proper diet and regular exercises, but in some cases due to very high levels of fat accumulation or psychological problems leading to uncontrolled food intake some drugs might just be necessary.

Considering the following characteristics scientifically, before going in for medication would help in weight loss, controlling obesity and obesity related complications. The drug should be able to:

  • reduce appetite and hunger
  • bring about a feeling of early satiety
  • decrease craving for food especially carbohydrates
  • reduce compulsive eating especially for junk and fried food
  • improve depressed mood (feeling low) and disturbed sleep
  • improve perception of body image
  • promotes burning of extra fat
  • improve and regulate blood cholesterol levels (frequently associated with obesity)