Xenical Weight Loss Results
Latest findings presented at conference in London organised by the Association for the Study of Obesity, have shown that many patients prescribed orlistat (Xenical) fail to achieve the weight loss target recommended by NICE to quality for continued therapy. (Patients must lose 5 percent of body weight within 3 months to qualify for further weight loss therapy.)
Xenical Weight Loss Audit
The presentation looked at results of an audit of conducted of 331 patients who were seen at a weight management clinic.
Lead researcher Dr Karen Slevin commented that:
"If you look at absolute weight loss, rather than percentages, [the results] are very encouraging. Within the group that lost 3-5 percent of their weight, there are people who have lost close to a stone [6.4 kilos]." And that it should be a medical decision whether to observe the NICE guidance and stop therapy in those who failed to lose 5 percent of their weight after 3 months.
Source: Association for the Study of Obesity (2002)
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