THE NEW MIRACLE DRUG?

THERE'S GREAT EXCITEMENT ABOUT REDUX, THE FIRST DIET PILL APPROVED BY THE FDA IN 23 YEARS. BUT IT'S HARDLY THE IDEAL WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT. HERE'S WHY

The big test for Barbara Dorsett, a Buford, Georgia, homemaker, came on a visit to the local Red Lobster last month. Dorsett, 50, had tried low-carbohydrate diets and the Scarsdale diet and plenty of other weight-loss schemes in an effort to shed the extra 100 lbs. she carried on her 5-ft. 9-in. frame. But the weight had always been hard to take off and had always come back. This time seemed different. In her first two months on her new regimen, Dorsett had dropped 40 lbs., and she swore she would lose 60 more by the end of the year. If...

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