Weight Loss

The skinny on berberine: Is it really #naturesozempic?

The skinny on berberine: Is it really #naturesozempic?

By Asia Sherman

Botanical extract berberine rose to viral fame earlier this year, touted by TikTok influencers as a weight loss miracle molecule and given the hashtag #naturesozempic. Social media, however, may not always be a credible source of information.

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Paper highlights safety of some weight management ingredients

By Danielle Masterson

With weight loss supplements under attack in several states, researchers rebut with science. The authors of a new paper examine the safety of six ingredients, a move they hope will encourage since-based decisions.

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No dieting silver bullets, expert says

By Hank Schultz

Sports nutrition products are often linked to certain diet plans, such as ketogenic diets, high protein/low fat approaches and others. A nutrition expert says the prosaic takeaway is that all of these have been shown to work, provided that consumers...

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Navigating the legal landscape of weight loss supplements

By Danielle Masterson

Over 42% of adults in the US are considered obese—giving weight loss brands easy marketing fodder amid the obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, this category of supplements has a checkered history, and has become labeled as one of FDA's problem children.

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Mouse study backs weight loss potential of curcumin, piperine combo

By Adi Menayang

Mice given curcumin and piperine while on a calorie restricted diet lost more fat than control group mice and exhibited significantly lower plasma inflammatory markers associated with obesity, according to researchers from Tufts University in Boston and...

Repeat offender gets $3.7 million FTC fine over disease claims

Repeat offender gets $3.7 million FTC fine over disease claims

By Hank Schultz

A dietary supplement company that has received a previous warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration has agreed to a $3.7 million fine to settle a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Maine for making over the top disease...


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