The study, published in the July issue of
the Archives of General Psychiatry, found that an obese
person is about 25 percent more likely than a non-obese
person to have a mood or anxiety disorder, such as
depression. It also indicated that among Caucasian Americans
and more educated people who are obese, that likelihood may
be as high as 44 percent.
In an interview with ABC News, Andries Steenkamp, a
spokesman for the San people, said: "I learned how to eat it
from my forefathers. It is my food, my water and also a
medicine for me. Said Steenkamp: "We San use the plant
during hunting to fight off the
Even ephedra, which has been linked to several deaths, is
creeping back on the market, thanks to a federal court
decision that opened a legal loophole to manufacturers.
In addition, third ventricle (i.c.v.) administration of P57,
which reduces subsequent 24-h food intake by 40-60%, also
increases ATP content in hypothalamic slice punches removed
at 24 h following the i.c.v. injections. In related studies,
in pair fed rats fed a low calorie diet for 4 days, the
content of ATP in the hypothalami of control i.c.v. injected
animals fell by 30-50%, which was blocked by i.c.v.
injections of P57AS3.
If hoodia gordonii diet pills are going to have any chance
of helping people maintain a healthy weight some of the
above issues will need to be looked at.