Would you use a medication that would help you lose 5% of your body weight in six months when combined with diet and exercise? Would you use it if it gave you disgusting, oily diarrhea?
Coming to a store near you, the most worthless diet pill ever. It may be harmful, too.
The drug works by blocking the breakdown and absorption of fat in the intestine, at the same time blocking absorption of calories from that fat. Fat that is not absorbed merely passes through the system, the reason Alli also causes annoying side effects — ranging from flatulence and oily stool to occasional loss of bowel control.Blocked fat means blocked fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamins A, D and E. Essential fatty acids are blocked so you have problems with hormone creation. My guess is that cholesterol would rise, too. Brain function would eventually be affected. And for a 5% weight loss?
What makes people fat is not fat. It's carbohydrates. Fat causes other problems, but it's the excess sugar getting stored as fat that is problematic.