SOURCE: alli


November 30, 2011 15:40 ET

Breaking the Cycle: A Weight Loss Success Story

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - According to a recent study in the American Journal of Preventative Health, obesity is almost as much of a public health threat as smokingi.

Being overweight and concerned for your health can be hard at any age, but especially if you face the same health risks as your parents in your early twenties.

At 24 years old, Heather Latif weighed over two hundred pounds and was diagnosed with high blood pressure -- the same condition she watched her mom and grandmother suffer from her whole life. She couldn't believe she was dealing with the same issue at such a young age.

"I started working out and watching my calorie and fat intake. After talking to my doctor, I started taking alli, the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss aid to boost my efforts. The alli program taught me to be more conscious of what I ate and make healthier choices," says Heather Latif. "In less than a year, I lost over 30 pounds and achieved normal blood pressure. The weight loss has helped me be more positive, active and confident."

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Heather Latif has received compensation in the form of free product and related travel expenses from GlaxoSmithKline.

alli is a weight loss aid for overweight adults with a BMI of 25 or greater. alli is taken with a reduced calorie low-fat diet.

Results may vary. In clinical studies, alli users lost 5-10 pounds over six months.

i Jia, Haomiao, PHD, Lubetkin, MD, MPH. Trends in Quality-Adjusted Life-Years Lost Contributed by Smoking and Obesity. American Journal of Preventative Medicine. 2010; 138-144

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