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New Research on the Hottest Weight Loss Supplements!

Posted by bmagnus On July - 12 - 2010

The International Congress on Obesity in Stockholm, Sweden has not just one, but two great presentations today on commonly available dietary supplements for weight loss. You aren’t going to believe what they found really works!

The surprising answer? None of them. Not one single supplement had results that were statistically significant compared to placebo. The first study included L-Carnitine, polyglucosamine, cabbage powder, guarana seed powder, bean extract, Konjac extract (Konyaku), fiber pills, sodium alginate formulations and selected plant extracts. A second study covered chromium picolinate, Ephedra, bitter orange, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, guar gum, glucomannan, chitosan and green tea. All of these are available at most supplement shops, and many can be found at larger pharmacies.

The researchers concluded:

“We found no evidence that any of these food supplements studied is an adequate treatment for reducing body weight.”

While there is no indication that they investigated some popular supplements like hoodia or acai, it is very likely that they would have found the same thing — nothing.  We would like to take a minute to echo the concerns of the Federal Trade Commission: quick and easy weight loss pills are universally a scam. None of these pills even helped with slow and steady weight loss! Keep your money in your pocket and just accept that disciplined diet and exercise are the only sure way to weight loss.

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