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Do Herbal Medicines Boost Weight Loss?

By and Thursday, 10 December 2020 11:56 AM Current | Bio | Archive

In 1971, writer Clifford Irving sold "The Autobiography of Howard Hughes" to McGraw-Hill publishers. The problem was Irving never talked with Hughes.

Irving spent 17 months in prison for the deception — and then went on to make big bucks from his next book "Hoax," detailing his fraudulent activities. (Richard Gere played Irving in the movie.)

That's a good parallel for claims that certain herbal medicines promote weight loss. A new study shows those assertions are about as reliable as Irving's were.

A global review published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism looked at 54 randomized, controlled trials of herbal weight-loss products. The researchers found that in most trials, there was no solid evidence of benefit, and when herbal medicines did beat a placebo, the weight loss wasn't statistically significant.

Herbal medicines frequently used included green tea, garcinia cambogia, white kidney bean, and African mango.

If you want a boost in your weight-loss efforts, ditch expensive — and dubious — herbal supplements, follow these three approaches that work together to produce safe, effective results:

1. Eat a plant-based diet free of added sugars, highly processed foods, and red and processed meats.

2. Take in fewer calories and increase calories burned with physical activity.

3. Eat between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. During off hours, drink water, tea, and coffee.

That's it. Done deal.

© King Features Syndicate


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