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Appetite supressants/diet aids

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cumbria81 Thu 11-Nov-10 13:58:28

I was looking at these in Superdrug this morning. Some of them seem to cost an awful lot shock

I get the feeling they're a bit of a con/placebo.

Does anyone know if they really work and what the alleged science is behind them?

emmylou157 Thu 11-Nov-10 15:16:07

most of the off the shelf ones have very little scientific evidence to support their use. I work in the NHS and if they really did what they claim to do we would be prescribing them!

The only non-prescribable one with any real evidence is alli. This stops you absorbing some of the fat in your diet. However you need to follow a relatively low fat diet whilst taking it as if you eat lots of fat - and the tablet stops you absorbing it you may have urgent diarrhoea but it does motivate you to avoid fatty things.

Hope this helps

peacenow Thu 11-Nov-10 16:57:48

has any-one heard of hoodia this is meant to be an appetite suppressant

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