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A competitor prepares to go in front of judges at a casting call for the second season of the reality television programme “Dance Your Ass Off”, during which overweight or obese contestants hope to lose weight by dancing, in New York in this December 18, 2009 file photo. U.S. drug regulators may have a hard time stopping millions of overweight Americans from taking a new obesity drug that many are likely to view as a miracle pill for slimming waistlines, despite its safety risks and potentially short-term effects. To match Analysis HEALTH-OBESITY/FDA REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: DRUGS SOCIETY HEALTH)