Use of nonprescription dietary supplements for weight loss is common among Americans.

@article{Blanck2007UseON,
  title={Use of nonprescription dietary supplements for weight loss is common among Americans.},
  author={Heidi Michels Blanck and Mary K. Serdula and Charles Wayne Gillespie and Deborah A. Galuska and Patricia Ann Sharpe and Joan Marie Conway and Laura Kettel Khan and Barbara E. Ainsworth},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={
          441-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Dietary supplements are not recommended as part of a weight-loss program due to concerns about efficacy and safety. This study sought to assess prevalence and duration of nonprescription weight-loss supplement use, associated weight-control behaviors, discussion of use with a health care professional, and specific ingredient use. PARTICIPANTS AND DESIGN Adults aged > or =18 years (n=9,403) completed a cross-sectional population-based telephone survey of health behaviors from… CONTINUE READING
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