Weight-loss pill hailed as 'holy grail' in fight against obesity

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US study of 12,000 people shows drug lorcaserin does not increase risk of serious heart problems

A weight-loss pill has been hailed as a potential “holy grail” in the fight against obesity after a major study showed it did not increase the risk of serious heart problems.

Researchers say lorcaserin is the first weight-loss drug to be deemed safe for heart health with long-term use. Taken twice a day, the drug is an appetite suppressant which works by stimulating brain chemicals to induce a feeling of fullness.

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