1 is 2 Fat Weight Loss Guide

The history of diet pills

The reason diet pills are not readily available to the masses is that they carry the risk of potential side effects and possible complications.

History of diet pills - About 30 years ago amphetamine slimming pills were all the rage, but Doctors discovered that they weren't as fantastic as first thought, little if any weight was kept off while some of the women taking them became addicted.

More recently sales of some appetite suppressants (e.g. dexfenfluramine) have been stopped after research linked it to long-term problems including heart disease.

There are some FDA-approved appetite suppressants currently on the market for the long-term treatment of obesity, these have been on the market since 1997. Furthermore, they have only been approved for people who are free of cardiovascular problems such as coronary artery disease or a history of stroke. People are urged to speak with their physician about the risks and benefits of these medications before taking them. Once prescribed appetite suppressants, people are urged to use them only as directed.

The current drugs available are only suitable for clinically obese people under medical supervision.