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Pills not the answer to obesity, says top doctor

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posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 02:38 PM
So your reasoning is because there is birth control there should be a pill handed out to every person who can not stop stuffing Big Macs in their mouth 4 times a day.
You know every time there is a pill released doctors give them away like candy to any and all obese people instead of putting them on a health plan.

Better yet why not a pill to go completely numb so you never have to do anything again.

All I'm saying is the diet pill 75% of the time is the unhealthy easy answer for people who have a more serous problem.

If you broke your leg would you want a doctor to just give you pain meds so you don't feel it anymore? or would you want him to repair it and put a cast on it so no drugs are needed?

Diet pills are ill prescribed and inappropriately bought for reasons that can be resolved most of the time by simply eating right and exercising.

I'm not blaming the people as much as the Doctors because they have a responsibility to take the most healthy route for patients to get them better. Not the easy quick way with a pill for everything.

Why do you think its called practicing medicine?
Because thats what Doctors do they practice on patients and give them this or that as far as pills when a new one comes out . Its about pushing the newest drugs.

[edit on 3-8-2007 by Digital_Reality]

posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 02:52 PM
The medical, pharmaceutical and food industries all work hand in hand to keep people fat, dumb and sick. Practically every food item you purchase outside of fresh organic vegetables is loaded with chemicals and most of them are hidden (meaning they are not on the label). These chemicals are designed to make people addicted to the food and make them want to eat more of it.

Then the chemicals cause people to become overweight and develop illnesses such as high blood pressure, depression, heart problems, cancer and many other conditions which cause people to take prescription medications, which really do not fix the problem, they only mask the symptoms and shorten peoples lives.

It's the biggest scam ever perpetrated on the American people and they don't even realize it's being done to them.

There are hundreds of articles on this topic at Newstarget (

posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 03:10 PM
I do not believe that it is greed that drives people to eat. It is mothernature. Thousands of years ago, even just hundreds of years ago, mankind lived minute to minute with food. 90% of the time was spent hunting for the next meal. So mothernature built the human body with a heavy desire to consume large amounts of food because the next meal could be a week or more away. Human instinct drives us to have sex and eat food so that we survive. This worked great in the past but in todays world we live in a time when nearly endless amounts of food are available and getting it requires little work. But that does not stop the human bodies basic desires. The human body is hard wired to consume food when it is available. So if some doctors or chemists come out with a pill that stops fat reserves (that we do not need in this day and age) from building up in the body I say great.

posted on Aug, 3 2007 @ 03:11 PM
When Doctors Tag existing conditions on a patient related to medical is the best way to keep the patient on long term care.

Long term care + medical condition = a stable money income to the health care business, pharmaceuticals and doctors.

In other words you could be milked for the rest of your life on your established and diagnosed medical condition

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