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Nutritional Pearls: Still No Good Evidence for Herbs for Weight Loss


    Timothy S. Harlan, MD


    Your patient is a 46-year-old man who has struggled in the past with sustained weight loss. He tells you that he often sees success while following a specific diet, but when he relaxes his dietary restrictions “the weight all comes back.”

    He asks if there are any supplements that he could be taking that would make his efforts more effective.

    How do you advise your patient?

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