Does Alli Work?
Many people considering Alli may wonder, "Does it work?" Alli™ (orlistat) is currently the only non-prescription weight loss drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
On average, Alli tends to prevent the absorption of approximately 25 percent of the fat in the diet. Studies have shown that when used in combination with dieting, this medication helps people lose 50 percent more weight than with just dieting alone. The exact amount of weight loss people experience while taking the drug depends on several factors, including their diet and exercise habits. It is reasonable to expect a modest and gradual weight loss with Alli combined with dieting -- about one to two pounds per week.
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