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  • eye_pasta eye_pasta Jun 24, 2013 10:49 PM Flag

    Consumer Reports contradicts itself in new Belviq hit piece

    If you click on the "what really works for weight loss" link at the bottom of the article, They say they surveyed 21,632 people who lost weight and classified people who lost 10% as "successful losers" (read: responders). They claim that this group only represented 15% of the pool surveyed. But interestingly they go on to say that the GOOD NEWS is that 50% of these successful losers did it without a commercial diet program, medical treatment, a book, or diet pills.

    So, this means that the "efficacy" of a pure diet and exercise approach according to their survey equates to only 7.5% of the population losing more than 10% of their body weight. Here's a rhetorical question: isn't Belviq's "unimpressive" efficacy around 22% for people losing more than 10% of their body weight according to the BLOOM study which they cited??

    They also go on to say this:

    Isn't that EXACTLY what Belviq is supposed to help you with? I think it's hilarious that they compile these results from hand picked professors to address all of the "buzz" against their recommendation, then go on to contradict themselves with these wonderful tips on how to lose weight. Idiots!

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