Wednesday, January 7, 2009

About Today: 28 Dangerous Weight Loss Drugs

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  from Jen Hubley
Everyone knows that the way to lose weight is to move more and eat less. Most of us, however, are occasionally tempted by fad diets, including diet pills. We know that any weight loss we experience from fad diets is likely to be temporary ... and possibly dangerous.

 
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FDA Cites Contaminated (or Counterfeit?) Weight Loss Drugs
Here's why I stick to stuff that has FDA approval: Some of the "natural" weight loss supplements out there aren't monitored by the FDA. That's scary enough anyway, but even more frightening when contaminated pills flood the market.

 
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28 Dangerous Weight Loss Drugs
This is terrifying: "[The drugs] are contaminated with materials that are not tolerated by the human body and may cause debilitating side effects, even death. Those ingredients are undeclared, meaning, the packaging doesn't mention them."

 
Dangerous Supplements: Ephedra-Free Doesn't Mean Risk-Free
Even non-contaminated drugs can be dangerous. The smart advice? Talk to your doctor about your weight loss options before you pop any pills.

 
 
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