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25 Feb 2003

BioSlim
Hi

Does products,eg BioSlim (and others) really work and are there any side effects. According to BioSlim it does not contain caffeine, drugs, etc.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Riekie
As you may have noticed, I am not in favour of all these 'magic' slimming products because a) they are generally not tested exhaustively b) they usually do not deliver the goods - i.e. permanent weight loss c) despite the fact that they often contain plant and herbal extracts, these ingredients can have the same negative side-effects as pharmaceutical diet pills, e.g. Citrus aurantium which is a plant version of epinephrine and has the same side-effects as chemical appetite suppressants d) the weight that is lost is generally due to the use of a very-low-energy diet that accompanies the pills, etc. To lose weight you need to reduce your energy intake by eating a low-fat, high-fibre diet and increase your energy expenditure by doing exercise.
Take care
DietDoc
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