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Diet supplements that don’t work.

(The 11th annual International Congress on Obesity is meeting in Stockholm this week, bringing a spike in this type of news.)

In two different approaches, Dr Thomas Ellrott and Dr Igho Onakpoya tested the effect of diet supplements on weight loss.

Ellrott tested products v placebos in overweight and obese people. Onakpoya looked at existing studies that evaluated supplements.

In both cases the supplements tested failed to produce any significant benefits.

The supplements checked in this manner include L-Carnitine, polyglucosamine, cabbage powder, guarana seed powder, bean extract, Konjac extract, fibre pills, sodium alginate formulations, selected plant extracts, chromium picolinate, Ephedra, bitter orange, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, guar gum, glucomannan, chitosan and green tea.


July 12, 2010 - Posted by | Diet, Green Tea, Igho Onakpoya, Obesity, Success, Thomas Ellrott, Weight management

1 Comment »

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    Comment by weight loss | August 9, 2010 | Reply

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