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What are diet pills and supplements for rapid weight loss?

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Dozens of diet supplements promise to speed weight loss. Generally, they claim to block absorption of nutrients, increase metabolism, or burn fat.

From: Rapid Weight Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Gilden Tsai, A. August 2006. Saper, R. Nov. 1, 2004. Federal Trade Commission web site: "Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Stand to Gain and Lose" and "Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads."


Obesity,American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

SOURCES: Gilden Tsai, A. August 2006. Saper, R. Nov. 1, 2004. Federal Trade Commission web site: "Commercial Weight Loss Products and Programs: What Consumers Stand to Gain and Lose" and "Weighing the Evidence in Diet Ads."


Obesity,American Family Physician,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on August 15, 2017

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