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Weight loss supplements are no good

Weight loss supplements are not really effective in helping you shed weight and may have unpleasant or serious side-effects.

health and fitness Updated: Mar 07, 2012 23:44 IST
Indo-Asian News Service

Weight loss supplements are not really effective in helping you shed weight and may have unpleasant or serious side-effects.

Melinda Manore, from Oregon State University, reviewing evidence surrounding hundreds of weight loss supplements, concluded that no single product results in significant weight loss and many have side-effects.

“What people want is to lose weight and maintain or increase lean tissue mass,” Manore said.

“There is no evidence that any one supplement does this. And some have side effects ranging from the unpleasant, such as bloating and gas, to very serious issues such as strokes and heart problems.”