Losing a few pounds in exchange for pancreatic cancer?

You’ve tried the fad diets that practically had you eating bird food. You’ve even bought one of those exercise programmes you saw on a late-night infomercial.

It’s all because you’ve told yourself you’d do anything… literally anything… to drop a few pounds.

But I’m betting you wouldn’t be willing to give yourself pancreatic cancer just to lose that spare tire.

Yet that’s exactly what the pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk is hoping you’d be willing trade just to a bit thinner.

Novo Nordisk has begun selling a high-dose version of its diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide) to help people lose weight. The medicine is called Saxenda and it was approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late last year.

Novo Nordisk makes out that your belly fat days will be over simply by injecting Saxenda into your belly every day and watch the fat melt away.

However, Victoza is the primary suspect in 348 deaths and 3,100 hospital stays over the past four years, according to the FDA’s own numbers. At least 100 of those deaths were related to pancreatic cancer.

And Sandexa is the same active ingredient as Victoza, just at a much higher dose.

Both Sandexa and Victoza are designed to help your pancreas produce more insulin, but over time they damage the organ. That’s why I’ve never written a prescription for Victoza in my life… and I never would.

People who count on drugs like Sandexa to help them lose weight are going to be sorely disappointed. Even Novo Nordisk’s own study shows that you’ll only lose about a pound a month and that’s if you also diet and exercise.

It makes you wonder whether the drug is actually doing anything at all… apart from putting you at risk of one of the most deadly cancers.

If you really want to lose weight and improve your health, try a dietary plan like the Paleo Diet that focuses on fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, and eliminating processed food.

It’s certainly healthier than Sandexa.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
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Promise for a weight-loss drug, nlm.nih.gov

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