Are Diet Pills Safe?

— Posted in General Health Issues

You can find numerous web sites offering pills which claim that they will help you lose weight but do they work and are they safe?  The answer is generally NO and WHO KNOWS. Although it is tempting to think that you can pop a pill and lose weight without changing anything else, this is wishful thinking.

In fact there are calls for greater regulation of products that claim a medicinal benefit meaning that they should be treated (and tested) like drugs.

A recent report on consumeraffairs.com states:

“many dietary supplements have no evidence to support the weight-loss claims made on labels and in advertising. Besides the money spent on these products, the groups worry about exposure to unsafe ingredients, including drugs removed from the market or compounds not adequately studied in humans.”

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