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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Gram View Post
    Could be good for those who can't lose weight. Unfortunately for some, eating healthy foods and getting exercise aren't enough to lose weight.

    But on the flip side, it doesn't help people who don't know about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
    I think coupled with education on healthy eating (if needed) it could help those people as you mentioned.

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    Hmmm, it still has to pass safety trials.... And I don't know, I don't like the idea of getting my immune system to fight my hormones.
    I would be interested to know what hormone it works on and what else if anything that hormone does

    Quote Originally Posted by austmum View Post
    It would be a good alternative to surgery if it works.
    Very true and probably a lot cheaper for the government!

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    People want a quick fix, so they would go for the vaccine but scrap the healthy lifestyle information, if they were interested in changing their lifestyle they would have done so without the vaccine. The vaccine is completely pointless unless it is teamed with a healthy lifestyle, however it would still be pointless because people with a healthy lifestyle wouldn't need the vaccine, and if they did it would be because they had other underlying issues causing their obesity.

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    A quick fix, but they would continue to eat unhealthy and obesity is not the only problem over eating/ unhealthy eating can cause.
    Even slim people who eat too much fat and sugar, can still develop diabetes.
    So I would call it a temporary solution.
    If I were a GP I would offer the jab only once in a life time. If the person comes back overweight again, then I would simply tell them to change their lifestyle this time, as they wont get the jab again.
    Ofcourse, if a person really has a medical condition that makes it very hard for them to keep the weight off, there can be an exception made.

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    I think it is an absolutely ridiculous idea. Vaccines prevent contagious diseases. Obesity is usually lifestyle related and a needle can't change that. If you are obese because of a health problem, there are treatments available for that and this vaccine may not even help that.

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    I don't see how this is any worse than surgery or diet pills that are already available?

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    I'd have one, but I'd still eat healthily and exercise. I'm guessing it'd only be available by prescription. It's really tough for some people to lose weight. They probably wouldn't give it to me anyway cos I'm only overweight and not obese.

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    I think it sounds ridiculous. For the vast majority obesity is a lifestyle problem, not a disease. Relying on a vaccine to prevent fatness is another form of laziness in a lazy society.

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    If there was 1 cause then it might be worth thinking about, but there are so many other factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    I don't see how this is any worse than surgery or diet pills that are already available?
    It's not. I don't agree with the use of weight loss pills either and most doctors are fairly reluctant to hand those out.. as for surgery, I see it as a necessity for some people, but its an extreme measure which you would hope would be accompanied by major lifestyle Change. The idea that there is a needle you can have that either "prevents" becoming overweight (but can't stop you eating badly) or which quickly burns off fat.. seems risky to me, and seems like a poor solution to our societies obesity epidemic. In fact it would be probably better to take some prescribed speed since at least that reduces your appetite so you don't crave junk food.
    And is this strictly a vaccine? I thought vaccinations imprint a sort of "memory" of a disease on your immune system so if you come in contact with it again you have some natural resistance to it already? That doesn't sound like what this is..but I could be wrong as I don't know what the definition of a vaccine is strictly.

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    It sounds like it wears off over time like some vaccines do?


 

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