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OWL-PCOS Study Weight Loss Protocol

The OWL-PCOS study provided physicians with a detailed weight-loss strategy to share with their patients.1 Patients are instructed to take the following action:

  • Orlistat: (available OTC under the brand name Alli) to be taken as recommended + meal replacements contributing to a hypocaloric diet (~1200kcal/d) + lifestyle modification. To ensure adequate vitamin effects, take a vitamin supplement once a day, at least two hours before or after Orlistat. Institute Orlistat at a dose of 60 mg to be taken three times a day with meals. The dose may be skipped if the patient anticipates eating a high-fat meal to avoid the occurrence of unwelcome gastrointestinal side-effects.

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