i don’t know that i’ve ever seen anything so ludicrous as this:
Ritalin, the drug used to treat hyperactive children, could hold the key to solving Britain’s growing obesity crisis, according to research.
It shows as many as one in three severely obese adults who fail to lose weight through diet and exercise do so because they have undiagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
But once their condition has been treated with Ritalin or similar drugs, their dieting success rates improve dramatically.
Now doctors behind the latest findings are calling for those with severe weight problems to be screened for ADHD before they are even put on a diet.
They claim a chemical imbalance in the brain caused by hidden ADHD robs patients of the willpower needed to shed excess fat.
so the answer to my laziness and lack of willpower is to just take speed? because let’s be clear here, if you’re *not* ADD/ADHD (and i think it’s rather over-diagnosed), taking ritalin is as good as doing some nice lines of meth or coke. you know why it slims you down? because it gives you lots of energy and makes food unappealing. remember that drug ephedra that was in diet remedies, the one that got banned–for being SPEED???
so this is what people are using research money on? i could have accomplished the same by renting a copy of requiem for a dream.