Posted 11 December 2019
By Clare Collins, Lee Ashton & Rebecca Williams
The Conversation 8 Dec 2019
When you google “weight loss” the challenge to sort fact from fiction begins.
These five supplements claim to speed up weight loss, but let’s see what the evidence says.
1. Raspberry ketones
Raspberry ketones, sold as weight loss tablets, are chemicals found in red raspberries responsible for that distinct raspberry flavour and smell. You can also make raspberry ketones in a lab.
In one study, 70 adults with obesity were put on a weight loss diet and exercise program, and randomised to take a supplement containing either raspberry ketones, or other supplements such as caffeine or garlic, or a placebo.
Only 45 participants completed the study. The 27 who took a supplement lost about 1.9 kilos, compared … Read the rest