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The Atkins Diet vs. the Drug, Xenical
This paper is a research proposal to compare the cost effectiveness and adverse effects of the Atkins diet vs.the drug, Xenical.
# 52863 | 2,345 words | 18 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper explains that obesity is a growing problem within the United States and is associated with a myriad of negative health concerns. Among the currently accepted treatments are the Atkins diet regimen and the use of the drug ,Orlistat, also known as Xenical. The author reports that the goal of this study is to provide information concerning the level of health risks, such as depression and hypertension, the financial cost, and the effectiveness of weight loss in comparison between the Atkins diet and the use of Xenical. The paper proposes a study consisting of 200 participants, both male and female, aged 15 through 35; half will follow the Atkins diet guidelines for a minimum of six months, and the other half will be prescribed Xenical.

Table of Contents
Background and Significance
Statement of the Problem
Statistical Method

From the Paper:

"Xenical has been approved for use throughout England and Wales by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence,with strict restrictions and guidelines that include either a body mass index greater than or equal to 28 kg, the pre-existence of a serious illness or have a BMI greater than 30kg. The patient has to show a commitment to lifestyle change by having already lost already lost at least 2.5 kg by dieting and increasing physical activity. The patient must have lost at least 5% of his or her body weight from the start of drug treatment in order to continue treatment. Dr. Ellen L. Sakornbut adds that the drug has a secondary effect, similar to anabuse, where the patient becomes ill if too much fat is ingested. This "negative feedback" experience provides reinforcement toward positive lifestyle changes."

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The Atkins Diet vs. the Drug, Xenical (2004, September 26) Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

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"The Atkins Diet vs. the Drug, Xenical" 26 September 2004. Web. 23 April. 2024. <>