Citrus aurantium and synephrine alkaloids in the treatment of overweight and obesity: an update

@article{Haaz2006CitrusAA,
  title={Citrus aurantium and synephrine alkaloids in the treatment of overweight and obesity: an update},
  author={Seth Haaz and Kevin R Fontaine and Gary R. Cutter and N. A. Limdi and Suzanne Perumean-Chaney and David B. Allison},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2006},
  volume={7}
}
Obesity is a major health problem facing the developed and developing world. Efforts by individuals, health professionals, educators, and policy makers to combat the escalating trend of growing obesity prevalence have been multifaceted and mixed in outcome. Various dietary supplements have been marketed to reduce obesity. These products have been suggested to accomplish this by decreasing energy intake and energy absorption, and/or increasing metabolic rate. Ephedra, one such supplement, was… Expand
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