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FDA approves new weight loss drug to fight obesity

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-28 07:06:58-04

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the weight loss aid called Belviq.

It reportedly tricks the brain into making a person feel full after eating small amounts of food.

The drug is approved for use in adults who are obese. 

Overweight adults who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol may also use it. 

The medication is expected to be used in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise. 

It is expected to be on the market early next year.