Posted by: slimwithlynn | March 7, 2012

Just found this article agrre with it 100%

melinda.JPGView full sizeOregon State UniversityMelinda Manore, professor of nutrition and exercise sciences, Oregon State University, is on the science board for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

If the bottle reads “extreme fat burner!,” it’s not. If it claims you’ll “crave less” or it’ll “reset your metabolism,” don’t believe it.
Melinda Manore, an Oregon State University nutrition and exercise expert, reviewed a couple hundred studies investigating hundreds of weight-loss supplements and found no evidence that using any product results in significant weight loss. In other words, there’s no magic in those magic bullets.
Manore looked at four supplement categories: those that block absorption of fat or carbohydrates; stimulants that boost metabolism; those that claim to change body composition by decreasing fat; and appetite suppressants. Many never were subjected to randomized clinical trials examining effectiveness; most studies didn’t include exercise.
Only a few products, including green tea, fiber and low-fat dairy supplements, she found, could have a modest weight-loss benefit of 3 to 4 pounds, but most of those were tested as part of a reduced-calorie diet.
Weight-loss supplements feed a $2.4 billion U.S. industry yet, “for most people,” Manore says, “unless you alter you diet and get daily exercise, no supplement is going to have a big impact.”
Manore’s study is online in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.
– Katy Muldoon;


  1. The sooner people realize there is no magic pill for weight loss, the better off they will be.

  2. interesting article! i take supplements to supplement my diet and exercise routine and it works well for me. but i can understand if someone just takes supplements without eating properly or doing any sort of physical activity hoping all their health issues disappear, its just not happening

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