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Another obesity treatment in trouble: trial suspended due to immune-system reactions

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More news of an experimental obesity treatment having trouble during the trial phase.

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AMLN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (4502.TO, TKPYY) have suspended a mid-stage trial of an experimental obesity treatment, citing a potential immune-system reaction from a previous study.
Source: Amylin, Takeda Halt Obesity Drug Study

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Egad - I about choked (on my dark chocolate with raspberry filling) when I got to the bottom line recommendation for 20 grams carbs per day. Where's the Reward Meal in that? Too draconian for me. I think he sounds like original Atkins. Even the Eades don't think there's any additional benefit to driving daily carb count under 30 to 40 grams per day. The problem with me is I need my Reward Meal, or I go off the rails.

Thanks for the interesting link.



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No Reward Meal!

I agree, there is no way that my weight would be where it is right now if I was unable to enjoy my daily reward meal. I was always successful in losing weight on a short term basis but I could never get past the deprivation that I felt and as soon as I would begin eating normally, I would gain every pound that I lost and usually more.

I love the way that I eat and I especially love that I am not hungry in between meals. I am now able to recognize real hunger from desire and anything that I do desire I still get to have. The only thing I do differently from other people is eat a certain way, which is fine with me.

When I was a young adult I had three vices that I wanted to gain control over. They included biting my fingernails, quit smoking, and lose weight. I was a nail biter and finally quit biting my nails when I turned 23. It took me a couple more years to quit smoking, but I did as soon as I found out that I was pregnant with my first child. It is now twenty six years later and I am in control of my weight because I know how to eat for me now. Since I will be following this way of eating for the rest of my life, there will be no returning to my old way of eating. I am relieved that I will no longer be fighting a fight that I can not win because I am confident that after all this time, I am winning!

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I'm Mike. I'm LowCarbForLife's (Teri's) hubby. I manage the LowCarbCompatible™ web site, among many other things. I don't follow a strict diet but I do follow LowCarbForLife's way of eating most of the time, since we eat together (and I cook most of the time).

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