Kerry Ka­tona: ‘I lost two stone with ‘skinny jab’

KERRY BACKS £250-A-MONTH SLIM DRUG - BUT MEDICS WARN OF RISKS

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE -

WHAT­EVER you think about Kerry Ka­tona, you can’t deny there is some­thing re­fresh­ingly hon­est about the War­ring­ton­born per­son­al­ity.

Ever since she was thrust into the lime­light in 1998 as part of girl band Atomic Kit­ten, Kerry has laid all her cards out on the ta­ble some­times to her detri­ment.

Kerry’s lat­est ven­ture is not with­out con­tro­versy ei­ther.

She has teamed up with Skin­nyJab

- a £250-a-month in­jectable weight-con­trol drug that she says has helped her lose two stone since Au­gust.

But the drug has its crit­ics - This Morn­ing’s Dr Zoe Wil­liams said re­cently that celebrity en­dorse­ments like this were ‘ir­re­spon­si­ble,’ adding she would only pre­scribe the ac­tive in­gre­di­ent, li­raglu­tide, for pa­tients with ‘se­vere obe­sity.’ Ac­cord­ing to medicines watch­dog NICE, com­mon side ef­fects of li­raglu­tide in­clude con­sti­pa­tion, di­ar­rhoea, dizzi­ness, headaches, nau­sea, gall­blad­der dis­or­ders, gas­troin­testi­nal dis­com­fort and dis­or­ders, headache, in­creased risk of in­fec­tion, in­som­nia, nau­sea, skin re­ac­tions and vom­it­ing.

Un­com­mon side ef­fects can in­clude heart is­sues, kid­ney prob­lems, pan­cre­ati­tis and de­hy­dra­tion.

And the web­site for Vic­toza, one of li­raglu­tide’s brand names, warns that it ‘may cause se­ri­ous side ef­fects, in­clud­ing pos­si­ble thy­roid tu­mors, in­clud­ing cancer.’

But Kerry, 39, is adamant that she would not put her name to any­thing if she did not be­lieve in it.

“If it didn’t work, I wouldn’t pro­mote it,” she told the M.E.N.

“I have been of­fered so many prod­ucts to work with but I won’t do it if I am not to­tally be­hind it.

“With ev­ery­thing you take there’s al­ways go­ing to be side ef­fects of some sort. Ob­vi­ously it might not be for ev­ery­one.

“I’ve had a bit of tummy bloat­ing but that is about it. I’ve had worse side ef­fects from med­i­ca­tion pre­scribed by doc­tors.”

Skin­nyJab - which re­cently opened a clinic in Stock­port with the help of Kerry - is cer­tainly not a cheap fix at £250 a month, but Kerry says it is about more than just the daily in­jec­tion.

“One hun­dred per cent it’s a life­style change,” she ex­plained.

“With this you get a care pack­age, vi­ta­mins, healthy por­ridge in the morn­ing - it’s not just take the jab each day and that’s it.”

If it didn’t work, I wouldn’t pro­mote it. I’ve had worse side ef­fects from pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion

Kerry Ka­tona

Kerry Ka­tona

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