Several days ago, a second patient death in Zafgen’s obesity drug trial was announced. We wrote about the unfortunate first death on October 20th, shortly after the incident was announced. At that time, the FDA placed the trial on a “partial hold.”
Obesity medications have been sold to the public for many decades and have had more than their share of problems. Some of their complications include heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, rapid heart rates, liver disease, birth defects in children and insomnia among many others. No method of weight loss is not without its potential problems. The issue with medications for obesity is that long term weight loss is not proven and the complications can be severe. This is very similar to our experience with the success of diets. The long term weight loss is nearly impossible to maintain but by dieting at least you are not risking your life.
The only proven method to successful long term weight loss is surgery. Here at New You Sleeve, our surgeons have performed well over 10,000 weight loss surgeries and have the top results. If you are looking for a proven method, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to review your options and answer any questions you may have. If you do not contact us, please do your research and review all of your surgical weight loss options because some are definitely better than others. Do not proceed with a surgery if you do not fully understand it and are prepared to embrace it afterwards. Remember, this is your life and you owe it to yourself to live not only healthier and happier but also more well informed.