Toxicity of Weight Loss Agents

@article{Yen2012ToxicityOW,
  title={Toxicity of Weight Loss Agents},
  author={M. Jim Yen and Michele Burns Ewald},
  journal={Journal of Medical Toxicology},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={145-152}
}
Introduction: With the rise of the obesity epidemic in the United States over the last several decades and the medical complications seen with it, weight loss and dieting have become a national public health concern. Discussion: Because of their increased use and availability through internet sales, several different dieting agents were reviewed for potential toxicity. These included: syrup of ipecac, cathartics, human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, 2,4 Dinitrophenol, guar gum… CONTINUE READING
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