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Weight loss pill Alli monitored by FDA for liver damage

July 7, 2009 by Ange  

A number of health sites and publications are reporting that the FDA are monitoring the over-the-counter weight loss drug Alli for potential liver damage. The drug apparently works by inhibiting fat absorption and is supposed to be used along side a healthy diet. Weight loss is a challenge for many people, and often there can be functional imbalances that make it particularly difficult to lose weight; adrenal stress and low functioning thyroids for example. Resorting to a pill that will indiscriminately inhibit fat absorption is quite extreme. What about all those healthy fats we need? (see my post on healthy fats below). Key vitamins are fat soluble, so they are going to become deficient as well. My approach would be to look for any underlying causes and then work on those, while at the same time introducing a healthy approach to food and eating. That way there’s no risk of liver damage either!


One Response to “Weight loss pill Alli monitored by FDA for liver damage”
  1. Cynthia says:

    The side effects connected with Alli and Xenical, which seem to be much more serious than indicated on the labeling, such as liver damage, are frightening. It’s such a shame that in an attempt to lose weight, one can end up suffering serious harm. I just ran across an interesting site on the Alli and Zenical issue at http://alli-liver-damage-lawyer.com/, which gives some good information and advice on the the issue.

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