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Is xenical (orlistat, alli) effective to lose 20lbs within one year?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: Yes, it can work

A meta-analysis of 22 studies trials showed that average weight loss was about 20lb over the course of a year. However, the weight came back after stopping the medication.
It's not great to take the med long term (unpleasant side effects), so it'll really take a good diet and exercise regimen to keep the weight off. Good luck!

In brief: Yes, it can work

A meta-analysis of 22 studies trials showed that average weight loss was about 20lb over the course of a year. However, the weight came back after stopping the medication.
It's not great to take the med long term (unpleasant side effects), so it'll really take a good diet and exercise regimen to keep the weight off. Good luck!
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