Diet Drugs: Weighing Risks, Benefits

Mary Williams wanted to lose weight and was ready to do the work. "With a 5" 5' frame, 215 pounds was just too much," Williams said. "I looked like the Nutty Professor." She tried dieting and exercising. She even tried phentermine, a drug approved for short-term weight loss, which helped her lose a measly four pounds. Uninterested in bariatric surgery, Williams said she worried she had run out of options until a clinical trial at Duke University in Durham, N.C., opened a new door. A daily...Full Story
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