Comment: If you want to spend money on diet pills

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If you want to spend money on diet pills

... go ahead. I wasn't agreeing with the ban, if that's what you think.

I do however, have some small understanding of biology, and no, I don't think diet pills are effective. And I don't think their availability (even if subsidised!) would have stopped or even slowed the increase in obesity in western nations. Which is why I think railing over their banning claiming they would have saved us from our gluttonous selves is being quite self-deceptive.

Obesity is a chronic problem which, barring a few exceptional cases, can only be solved with a chronic solution: changing the diet.