I am delighted with recent news that the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has banned another diet and weight loss drug. The third in only a month!

They banned Qnexa because of safety concerns. I think this was a highly prudent act, and I appreciate the action.

Friends, weigh loss drugs don’t really work. This we know. After many decades of problems with them, not even including whether they are really effective or not, why take the risk of possible heart attack, stroke, stomach and digestion illnesses and God knows what else?

Yes it’s dangerous to be obese. Yes, all medications have risks. Best to lose weight and get healthier by changing ones habits, lifestyles, and overcoming addictions by grace of God.

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