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Monday, February 04, 2008

Obese people burn less fat than lean people, may play a role in obesity

Lean people burned the most fat, and obese people burned the least fat according to a new study. "The observed reduction in dietary fat oxidation in subjects with a higher percentage body fat may play a role in human obesity," the researchers concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Feb 04, 2008 2:39 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

EPHEDRA AND CAFFEINE

Women given ephedra and caffeine lost 15.8 lbs vs 4.9 lbs for the control group

Women given a supplement containing ephedra and caffeine before breakfast and lunch lost an average of 15.8 pounds in nine months compared to 4.9 pounds for women given a placebo. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Nov 01, 2006 4:42 am | [0] comments

Sunday, March 05, 2006

METABOLISM

Boosting metabolism: Ephedrine, caffeine and theophylline boosts metabolism 8% or 150 calories a day

A pill sold in England known as the "Do-Do" pill, which at the time contained 22 mg ephedrine plus 30 mg caffeine plus 50 mg theophylline, increased the number of calories burned by 8 percent per day which represents 153 calories per day or 15 pounds per year. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Sun, Mar 05, 2006 1:40 pm | [2] comments

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

GREEN TEA

Tea polyphenols increase thermogenesis

AN IN VITRO STUDY using brown adipose tissue from a rat found that a preparation of dried tea leaves increased thermogenesis when used alone and more strongly when combined with ephedrine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Mar 01, 2006 9:04 am | [3] comments

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

EPHEDRA

Two-thirds of ephedra-related psychiatric reports occurred in patients with preexisting conditions

There have been a number of case reports of psychiatric side effects associated with the use of the herb ephedra. However, "two-thirds of these psychiatric cases involved patients with pre-existing psychological/psychiatric conditions and/or use of other mood-altering medications or illicit substances" according to an analysis by the RAND Corporation of Santa Monica, California. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Wed, Aug 31, 2005 6:48 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Meridia vs ephedrine: A single dose of Meridia increases resting metabolism, ephedrine does not

A single 10 mg dose of Meridia (sibutramine) increases resting metabolism, whereas a single dose of ephedrine sulphate does not according to a study from researchers at the University of North Carolina's School of Pharmacy. Read the entire article | Email this article
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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Most diet drugs similar to dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline

Diet pill critics often like to say that diet pills are amphetamine-like, refering to their chemical structure. It should be noted that the basic chemical structure of most diet pills is also similar to the neurotransmitters dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline as pointed out in a recent review paper by Halpern and Mancini (2003, p. 28, col. 1). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Jun 08, 2004 10:30 am | [2] comments

Friday, May 07, 2004

Phentermine: Drug interactions

People taking the following medications should not take phentermine because of possible drug interactions unless instructed to do so by your physician. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, May 07, 2004 2:40 pm | [0] comments

Monday, April 05, 2004

Green Tea Extract for fat loss: An interview with researcher Dr. Abdul Dulloo

"An extract of Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content," says obesity researcher Abdul Dulloo, M.D., Ph.D. from the Institute of Physiology at the University of Fribourg in Fribourg, Switzerland. Read the entire article | Email this article
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Diet drugs save money

"We found that treatment with obesity medications reduced overall pharmacy costs with the added benefit of weight loss," concluded a 1999 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Mar 16, 2004 10:15 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Ephedra: Is the FDA telling the truth?

A history of deception about other supplements casts doubts about the FDA's honesty about ephedra.

Lawmakers are deciding whether to ban the sale of ephedra. They say it's an issue of safety, but is it? What else could it be? Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Nov 25, 2003 6:10 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Ephedrine review by RAND: Weight Loss

"Short-term use of ephedrine at high doses, or of ephedrine and caffeine, ephedra, and ephedra with herbs containing caffeine, promotes weight loss in selected patient populations," concluded researchers from the RAND Corporation in a meta-analysis of ephedrine studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 8:30 pm | [0] comments

Ephedrine review by RAND: Athletic Performance

Ephedrine and caffeine increases athletic performance 20 to 30 percent according to a review of ephedrine studies by the RAND Corporation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 8:20 pm | [0] comments

Ephedrine review by RAND: Adverse Effects, Serious

"The majority of case reports are insufficiently documented to make an informed judgment about a relationship between the use of ephedrine- or ephedra-containing dietary supplements and the adverse event in question," according to a review of ephedrine studies by the RAND Corporation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 8:10 pm | [0] comments

Ephedrine review by RAND: Adverse Effects, Less Serious

"Ephedrine and ephedra are associated with 2 to 3 times the risk of psychiatric symptoms, autonomic symptoms [hyperactivity], upper gastrointestinal symptoms, and heart palpitations," according to researchers from the RAND Corporation in a meta-analysis of ephedrine studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Sep 23, 2003 8:05 pm | [0] comments
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