Friday, October 19, 2007

Women using illegal ways to lose weight

What you would do to lose weight? Would you prefer taking laxatives, fasting, diet pills, exercising, healthy food or some other ways to lose weight? What about adopting illegal steps to lose weight?


According to a survey done in UK, one out of seven women is using illegal drugs like cocaine or speed to lose weight. Many more women are taking slimming pills to lose extra weight.


Yet we know that both drug taking and severe dieting are mostly ineffective. In most of the cases, you are going to regain the weight lost if any in a week or so.


We know how much harmful the drugs like cocaine and speed are. Many people have to lose their lives every year by the use of drugs like cocaine and amphetamines.


Survey found that 37 percent women used slimming pills, 15 percent had used dangerous drugs speed and cocaine and 26 percent had used laxatives as slimming aids. Three out of four women said that they spend their lives snacking while two third starved themselves before a big night out.


Dr Ian Campbell, medical director of Weight Concern, said it was alarming that women were using illicit drugs in ill-fated slimming attempts. "There is no evidence that they have any long-term effect on weight but a great deal of evidence that they are harmful to health," he added. "The only long-term solution to weight control is lifestyle changes, including dietary modification and more exercise. There is no substitute for effort."


Link Via - dailymail.co.uk

2 comments:

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