This article and whole notion of using drugs to try to get healthy -- is pretty disgusting...
At 177 pounds, Meg Evans of San Diego, Calif., now has enough agility to play goalie for her amateur soccer team. Evans, a 60-year-old mother of four, had been an athlete all her life, but packed on the pounds as years went on, peaking at 232 pounds.
"I never ate wisely. I love my food. I love to cook. That's me," she said. "The Jenny Craig diet was a good one and I lost the weight, but...it was too late. I was already putting it back on."
Then, a couple of years ago when her blood pressure shot up, Evans said she had to find a solution. She applied and was admitted as a patient in a blind testing for a new drug called Qnexa -- one of a new class of weight-loss drugs in development.
In the same test group was 42-year-old Chris Dickerson, who had grown up as the pudgy kid, and became dangerously fat as a grown man.