Featured Weight Loss Articles
Descriptions of Featured Weight Loss Articles
Alli is a new non-prescription weight loss drug that decreases the amount of fat absorbed from the diet. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the drug, including how it works, how to achieve optimum results from it, side effects, and more.
Phentermine is a prescription drug that is licensed as a short-term weight loss treatment. This eMedTV page lists the various phentermine products available, describes how the medicine works, and explains what you should know before taking the drug.
Acai berries are high in antioxidants and commonly found in various supplements and health drinks. This eMedTV resource discusses the claimed benefits of this fruit, explains how it may work, and explores the safety and effectiveness of it.
Hoodia is a weight loss supplement that is available over the counter. This article on the eMedTV Web site explains which products contain it, describes how the herbal supplement works, and discusses its safety and effectiveness.
Orlistat is often used as an aid to weight loss in conjunction with dietary changes. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed overview of the drug, explaining how it works, when and how it should be taken, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Adipex-P is a medicine that can be prescribed to help with weight loss. This article from the eMedTV archives explains how this medication works and provides a more in-depth look at its effects, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Body Mass Index
Body mass index is an indirect measure of a person's body fat. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of body mass index, including information how the measurement is used to assess risk for weight-related health problems.
Xenical can be used as both a weight loss aid and to prevent people from regaining weight they have lost. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at Xenical, discussing how it works, general dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Akavar is a weight loss product that is available without a prescription. This eMedTV article describes Akavar in more detail, including information on the effectiveness and safety of it and potential side effects of the supplement.
Apple Cider Vinegar
People may use apple cider vinegar in the hopes of losing weight, lowering cholesterol, or clearing up acne. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of the product, including information on its safety, effectiveness, and more.
Benefits of Acai
Acai is believed to be useful for treating cancer, heart disease, and various other conditions. This eMedTV article lists other claimed benefits of acai, explores the effectiveness of the product, and explains whether it should be given to children.
Your ideal body weight can be determined by using several factors, such as BMI and waist circumference. This eMedTV Web page describes these factors in more detail and outlines some guidelines for the ideal weight in adults and children.
Acai Berry Research
Not much research on acai berries has been done in humans. This part of the eMedTV archives describes the "test tube" studies and limited human studies with acai and explores the effectiveness of acai products based on this information.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Meridia to help people lose weight. This eMedTV page explains in detail how the drug works by affecting certain brain chemicals, and discusses possible side effects and general precautions for taking the drug.
Acai Side Effects Information
There are no known acai side effects, but it does not mean that side effects are not possible. As this eMedTV page explains, there is a potential for allergic reactions to acai, so contact your doctor if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction.
Hydroxycut is a weight-loss supplement that is available without a prescription. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains which products contain Hydroxycut, describes how the supplement is said to work, and discusses its safety and effectiveness.
Weight Loss Pills
When considering weight loss pills, you should do your research in order to make an informed decision. This eMedTV resource explains how to choose a good pill for weight loss and lists several possibly safe and unsafe products.
Ephedra is an herbal product that was a popular weight loss pill until it was banned in the United States. This eMedTV article provides an overview of ephedra, including information on why it was banned, possible side effects, and safety concerns.
Lipovox is a non-prescription supplement that may help people lose weight and improve acne and wrinkles. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the product, including information on its safety and effectiveness, as well as some general precautions.