December 22, 2012

Putting the "Die” in Diet?

1 Alli May Damage Vital Organs, Fuel Cancer

University of Rhode Island researchers have found that taking Alli, the popular over-the-counter weight loss drug, can result in "severe toxicity of internal organs," including the liver, the kidneys, and the entire gastrointestinal tract. In addition to liver and kidney damage, the drug can limit the effectiveness of cancer chemotherapies and many other medications, and in fact seems to speed up the growth and spread of cancer cells. Researchers determined that the drug blocks the function of a key enzyme that helps to detoxify the liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract, even when taken in low doses. Previously, the FDA had only warned of "rare reports" of liver damage linked to Alli. The new study report appears in the current issue of Biochemical Pharmacology.

More at Forbes.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Alli May Cause Liver Damage

Tags: Alli, Side Effects of Alli, Alli and Liver Damage, Alli and Organ Damage, Alli and Cancer, Problems with Alli

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