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How effective are obesity remedies for treating diabetes?

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Many so-called "obesity remedies" recommended for the treatment of diabetes have not been rigorously studied -- and those that have yielded disappointing results.

A recent survey of herbal preparations for obesity also found that many preparations contained lead or arsenic and other toxic metals. Some also contain other undeclared ingredients.

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American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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American Diabetes Association.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 21, 2017

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