Study: Most Weight Loss Supplements Are Not Effective

An Oregon State University researcher has reviewed the body of evidence around weight loss supplements and has bad news for those trying to find a magic pill to lose weight and keep it off – it doesn’t exist.

Melinda Manore reviewed the evidence surrounding hundreds of weight loss supplements, a $2.4 billion industry in the United States, and said no research evidence exists that any single product results in significant weight loss – and many have detrimental health benefits.

The study is online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

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Health Central, March 20th, 2012
Shape, March 19th, 2012

American News Report, March 15, 2012

Oregonian, March 14, 2012

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CBC, March 7, 2012
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Oregonian, March 6, 2012
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Melinda Manore