Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot

Dear Zool.

Xenical has become an over-the-counter recommendation as a weight-loss treatment.

Apparently the drug serves to "condition" you into eating less fat. It does this by converting some 25% of the fat into "something that your body doesn't like very much". The result, as one doctor put it, is "explosive diarrhea".

He said that the drug was "not too popular" among those patients that he prescribed it to.
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