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Study Results Reveal alli(R) Patient Satisfaction Linked to Weight Loss Achieved; Not Treatment Effects
Date:10/22/2007

NEW ORLEANS and PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data presented at the 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society, found that patient satisfaction with alli(R) (orlistat 60mg), the only FDA- approved, over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss product, was connected to the product's effectiveness in helping them lose weight, and not to potential gastrointestinal (GI) treatment effects. This is important because these data show that the weight loss achieved with alli strongly motivates subjects to continue treatment regardless if they are experiencing treatment effects.

In the study, very few subjects (<5%) stopped taking alli because of treatment effects and were able to maximize their weight loss. Interestingly, treatment effects were viewed by many alli users as a positive feedback tool that helps them become more aware of hidden fats in foods.

Many patients have reported significant weight loss and high satisfaction when following the alli weight loss plan. Treatment effects are characterized by predictable GI side effects when alli is taken with meals with too much fat. "Since having my first child, I have been carrying around extra weight and now I'm a mother of three," said Jaime Clear, a 28-year-old alli First Team member from Henderson, Nevada. "I committed to losing the weight with alli and have lost 20 pounds in 10 weeks. The treatment effects have been manageable and have kept me honest about my diet." The alli First Team is a group of 406 men and women that was formed after alli was approved by the FDA, and given the opportunity to use alli at no cost before it was available in stores.

This cumulative data analysis evaluated controlled and non-controlled studies on alli (orlistat 60mg) to examine the overall tolerability profile. The analysis of controlled studies shows that during the first week of treatment with alli, the overall incidence of most treatment effects was generally low (3% to 8%). In additio
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