This is why we need a FBT

This is why we need  Fat Bastards Tax, that taxes the fat bastard not the fat or the sugar.

I’ll just bet fat bastards will soon start demanding the NZ government funds this new drug.

A treatment of injections that can help people lost a stone more than they normally would by dieting or exercising more has been approved by health watchdogs.

Liraglutide, which has been described by doctors as life-changing, could be available on prescription in months.

Slimmers typically lose almost a stone more than they would by simply watching how many calories they consume and doing more exercise.

Trials showed that some severely obese patients lost so much weight they were able to abandon their wheelchairs and walk normally for the first time in years.

Liraglutide also lowers blood pressure, raises good cholesterol and prevents diabetes.According to its makers, Novo Nordisk of Denmark, the drug even produces a ‘feel-good factor’, making dieting a pleasure.But some experts have already warned it does not provide a long-term solution to the growing problem of obesity in Britain.

Novo Nordisk will apply for it to be prescribed on the NHS after Friday’s ruling by the European drugs regulator that it is safe and effective.

There are fears however that Nice – Britain’s drugs rationing body – will judge it too expensive for routine use on the NHS.

Liraglutide costs from £2.25 a day, which is roughly double the price of Orlistat, the only other prescription diet drug.

A pie a day is the cost…they will be eating less food, how about they divert their pie fund into paying for the drug themselves.

Patients inject the drug into their stomach before breakfast every day. It works by suppressing appetite.

Liraglutide, which will be given the brand name Saxenda, is already used at a lower dose to treat diabetes. It is based on a hormone found in the gut and sends signals to the brain that trick it into feeling full.

As a result, people eat 10 per cent less food than normal.

Trials of Liraglutide found that men and women who injected themselves daily lost an average of 19lb in 12 months. This is almost a stone more than they would lose by being on a diet and increasing the amount they exercise.

Furthermore one third or those who took part in the trials shed 23lb – more than a stone and a half. For a 14 stone woman that kind of weight loss would usually mean dropping two dress sizes.

They eat 10% less…here’s an idea…do it yourself you fat bastards instead of expecting a drug to do it for you.

I’d start the FBT at the rate it costs for the drug, and if you don’t pay the FBT then how about offering them no state funded health care for fat bastard ailments.

 

– The Telegraph

 


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  • The Accountant

    Like the drug if it works without side affects. But subsidize it over my fat body!

    • mommadog

      The “without side effects” is the part I wait to see about. Everyone may have smiling faces now and they could be pulling it from the market three years from now as has happened with many of the new so called wonder drugs particularly when people start suing in the States. I hope it works but I’m always a bit sceptical until something has been a round a number of years and has proven itself like penicillin.

      • Slijmbal

        It’s been around for the while to treat diabetes type 2 – it’s only recently that it’s being promoted as a weight loss drug

        • PsychoKea

          I thought the weight loss was what was treating the T2

  • caochladh

    Methinks you will need to wait until the Green Lunatic is in charge. He would set up a new government department that will dispatch thousands of FBT officers to the four corners of New Zealand to dispense FBT notices and fines. Of course, there would be a three strikes penalty where you are sent to the Geen FBT workhouse until you reach your optimum weight.

  • Don W

    What ever happened to self discipline and self control.?

  • Lance Ralph

    overheard in a (British NHS.) hospital ward after bariatric surgery.

    Fat young woman.

    “first thing I will do after getting out is go and get a super jumbo burger and put it through the liquidiser”

  • Wallace Westland

    “A pie a day is the cost…they will be eating less food, how about they divert their pie fund into paying for the drug themselves.”
    Damn right. Happy to pay for it myself.
    Now where do I get it?
    Oh yeah..right. NZ the place where everything is banned. Won’t be seen here till the troughers do the same tests every other country already has.

  • friardo

    Bloody hell, an injection for breakfast doesn’t appeal. I’d rather have nothing, which would probably work just as well in any case.

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