Weight loss “miracle” drugs

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Results May Vary

Not Typical

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Use with healthy diet and exercise

 Who are the people who believe these claims?  Are they just foolish, desperate, drunk? No, I think mostly foolish, because we all know the old adage, if it sounds too good to be true, it most certainly is. I see these commercials incessantly in the late night and early morning of television.  And my guess is during daytime television, which I am thankfully not exposed to.  If not for my DVR and the ability to back up and pause, these little tidbits of information go vastly unseen as they disappear faster than a hotdog at a hotdog eating contest.  Of course there is the OTHER disclaimer, “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.  All of which I suppose is comforting in the world of legitimate medications for diseases that are advertised on TV that VERBALLY explain that they all “could cause death”.  And those have been evaluated by the FDA.   At least they are up front about it.

So where does this leave you?  Well, life is a crapshoot.  Diet pills don’t work, (the part about diet and exercise does), and sometimes real, prescribed by a physician, medication kills.  I haven’t worked out the odds yet. It seems a daunting process.

In the interim… I am wary of everything I read and hear. And in the end I roll the dice.  So far, not dead.

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