In skilled and careful hands, a hammer and chisel can form beauty out of boulders. However in the tactile hands of the masses, that same hammer and chisel create bit more than gravel and dust. Contract, like the psych-meds we here discuss, had the potential to help, when used and skillfully sparingly.
But the FDA rightfully acknowledged that we physicians as a whole, and the minute-rice masses we serve cannot be respected using this type of hammer and chisel. Across 3475 patients exposed, and 2313 patients many years of exposure, Contrave regularly demonstrated clinically meaningful weight loss. And I do emphasize “clinically meaningful” to Dr. John contention. Across all scholarly studies, patients on Contrave lost an average of 5-9% of their body weight.
They decreased A1C by .6%. They reduced CRP by 7-20%. They lost 11% surplus fat compared to 4% for placebo…and they lost 15% visceral surplus fat compared to 5% placebos. Those are some damn decent amounts…and if you look at the ongoing work from Avenell, Eliat-Adar, or the united states Cancer Prevention Study…you could argue those are life-saving quantities. Those were 3475 potentially fortunate patients to have been placed on Contrave.
- Walking in place
- Room: Grand Ballroom West
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic, crushed
- It is a valid solution for quickly shedding a few pounds
About half of these lost 5% or even more of their body weight. But think about the rest…the 12-20% who lost no weight and may have actually gained weight? Or think about the relative …