People who have
turned to weight loss
pills as a form of obesity treatment have been warned there is no evidence
to suggest the supplements are effective.
Many Britons have taken drastic measures in order to shed a few pounds, with
plenty turning to gastric bands as well as supposed fat burning tablets, but it
seems the best way to ensure healthy weight loss is to review your diet and get
plenty of exercise.
According to Melinda Manore - a researcher at Oregon State University -many of
the pills on the market are detrimental to a person's wellbeing and the weight
loss achieved through taking such supplements is minimal or non-existent.
She analysed a number of tablets, including ephedra, which is said to boost
metabolism and chitosan - a pill that is supposed to block the consumption of
fat and carbohydrates.
"For most people, unless you alter your diet and get daily exercise, no
supplement is going to have a big impact," she remarked, before adding
that in some extreme cases, weight loss supplements can lead to strokes and
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Obesity surgery news : 10 March 2012