Weight Loss Supplements Questioned

by Medindia Content Team on  April 5, 2004 at 1:21 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Weight Loss Supplements Questioned
New warnings from the Food and Drug Administration may leave some wondering if weight loss supplements really do what they claim.

Some of the products under scrutiny include, Ultra Carbo Blocker 3000, TrimSpa Carb Blocker, and Zone Fat Blocker.Many of these supplements claim to block starch, carbohydrates and fat calories, while allowing consumers to lose weight without making any lifestyle changes.

Researchers say these products give hope to people who are attempting to lose weight. False and misleading claims have significant health consequences to individuals that may be overweight, because these products do not produce the desired results.

Some of the product labels make claims such as, "Eat all you want, block the starch and lose weight!" and "Neutralize up to 66 percent of the starch consumed in a meal." Researchers say there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims.

Thus researchers conclude saying that there is no substitute for eating well and remaining physically active.

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