Diet Pills (Junior Drug Awareness)

Diet Pills (Junior Drug Awareness)

Language: English

Pages: 110

ISBN: 0791097501

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

'Diet Pills' explores various types of diet pills, their makers' claims, and the potential dangers associated with use. Along with information about the various pills, readers will learn how to manage their weight in safe, effective ways - and to feel better about their bodies and themselves.




















of cocaine and opiates. During this time, neither the medical community nor the general population was aware of the principles of addiction. After the passage of the Harrison Act, drug addiction was not a major issue in the United States until the 1960s, when drug abuse became a much bigger social problem. During this time, the federal government’s drug enforcement agencies were found to be ineffective. Organizations often worked against one another, causing counterproductive effects. By 1973,

index. ISBN 978-0-7910-9750-2 (hardcover) 1. Appetite depressants—Juvenile literature. I. Title. II. Series. RM332.3.B74 2009 615'.78—dc22 ­2008014068 Chelsea House books are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk quantities for businesses, associations, institutions, or sales promotions. Please call our Special Sales Department in New York at (212) 967-8800 or (800) 322-8755. You can find Chelsea House on the World Wide Web at Text design ­by Erik

containing a chemical called dinitrophenol (DNP), is developed. It causes people to “sweat out” food energy rather than storing it. DNP is quickly pulled from the market after causing medical problems, and even death, by “overheating” the body. 1950s ­ mphetamines, or stimulant drugs, become A popular as diet pills. Serious side effects and withdrawal symptoms cause its popularity to fade. Approval for weight loss use is eventually reversed. 1976 The OTC appetite suppressant Dexatrim is Accessed August 23, 2007. “Weight Loss: ­Over-­the-­Counter and Herbal Remedies for Weight Loss.” WebMD, October 1, 2005. Available online. URL:­/herbal-­remedies. Accessed November 13, 2007. Bibliography “Weight-­loss drugs: Can a prescription help you lose weight?”, February 13, 2006. Available online. URL:­/weight-­loss-­drugs/WT00013. Accessed August 23, 2007. Weil, Andrew. “Should You

PPA (phenylpropanolamine), 24–26 Prescription Access Litigation Project, 50 prescription diet drugs, 30–33 Index processed foods, 63 protein, 64 Pure Food and Drug Act, 7 pyruvate, 39 surgery, 70–74 sweating, 21–22 T Reagan, Nancy, 8 Redux, 32 Relacore, 46 restaurants, 66–67 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 10 tabloids, 81–82 tea, green, 36–38, 43 teens, 75–77 television. See celebrities thermogenic theory, 34–35 Tonalin, 43 TrimSpa, 28–29 TurboTone, 57 S U Safir, Melinda, 57–58 salads,

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