Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program
 
healthy.net Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
 
 
FREE NEWSLETTER
   
   
   
 
Health Centers
Key Services
 
Vitamin D Poll
Are you currently taking a Vitamin D supplement?
Yes
No



 
 
 What Doctors Don't Tell You: NEWS - POPULAR DIET PILLS LINKED TO SERIOUS HEART AILMENT 
 
What Doctors Don't Tell You © (Volume 8, Issue 5)
Two very popular diet pills taken by millions of women have been linked to a serious heart ailment.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, found that 24 women taking fen phen, a popular combination of the dietary pills fenfluramine and phentermine, developed an unusual and serious heart valve problem. Eight of them also had a potentially fatal condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the lungs constrict.

Nine other women who do not attend the Mayo clinic have also reported having the condition.

The extent of the problem is not known because the discoveries were made in the course of normal medical practice, and not in clinical trials.

The American Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to doctors across the United States about prescribing the combination pills, although a direct link between the drugs and the condition has not yet been established. Each of the drugs has been cleared by the FDA to be taken for short periods by people who are severely obese, but the administration never sanctioned their use as a combination drug.

Despite this, doctors in the US wrote around 18 million prescriptions for fen phen last year alone (New York Times, July 9, 1997).

 Comments Add your comment 

 About The Author
What Doctors Don't Tell You What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't......more
 
 From Our Friends
 
 
 
Popular & Related Products
 
Popular & Featured Events
Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2015
     February 19-21, 2015
     New York, NY USA
 
Wellness Inventory Certification Training (Level I)
     February 24-May 26, 2015
     Teleclass, CA USA
 
Additional Calendar Links
 
Stevia Products & Info
 
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Feeling, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Stevia.com      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar