Adverse events of herbal food supplements for body weight reduction: systematic review *

  title={Adverse events of herbal food supplements for body weight reduction: systematic review *},
  author={M. Pittler and K. Schmidt and E. Ernst},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  • M. Pittler, K. Schmidt, E. Ernst
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Reviews
  • Herbal weight‐loss supplements are marketed with claims of effectiveness. Our earlier systematic review identified data from double‐blind, randomized controlled trials for a number of herbal supplements. The aim of this systematic review was to assess all clinical evidence of adverse events of herbal food supplements for body weight reduction for which effectiveness data from rigorous clinical trials exist. We assessed Ephedra sinica, Garcinia cambogia, Paullinia cupana, guar gum, Plantago… CONTINUE READING
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