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Does Lipozene Work? - GABA Supplement Information

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  • Does Lipozene Work?
    Does Lipozene work? This page from the eMedTV library explains that early studies on the active ingredient in Lipozene suggest that it may be effective for weight loss, but more research is needed to say this with certainty.
  • Does Ma Huang Work?
    Some studies have shown that ma huang can cause people to lose a pound or so per month. This eMedTV page explains how the risks of taking ma huang greatly outweigh any benefits of weight loss, and covers what to consider before taking the diet pill.
  • Does Meridia Work?
    As this eMedTV page explains, studies have shown that Meridia can help people lose weight and help keep the weight off. This article further describes Meridia and addresses the question, "Does it work?"
  • Does Phentermine Work?
    Does phentermine work? As this eMedTV resource explains, only short studies have evaluated the effectiveness of phentermine. In these studies, people taking the drug lost more weight than those not taking them, although the difference was small.
  • Does Phentramine Work?
    Does Phentramine work? As this eMedTV resource explains, no studies have confirmed that Phentramine is safe or effective for weight loss. This page also discusses why hoodia (one of the ingredients in Phentramine) may also not help with weight loss.
  • Does Relacore Work?
    This eMedTV resource explores the questions surrounding the effectiveness of Relacore for weight loss. This resource also discusses why the FTC and FDA may eventually dispute certain Relacore advertising claims.
  • Does TrimSpa Work?
    After hearing the weight-loss claims for TrimSpa, you may find yourself wondering, "Does it work?" This eMedTV article discusses the safety and effectiveness of TrimSpa products, and explains why personal testimonials do not prove that TrimSpa works.
  • Does Whey Protein Work?
    Whey protein is claimed to reduce the risk of allergies, but does whey protein work? This eMedTV page describes the research that has been done on the effectiveness of whey protein and explains why more research is needed.
  • Does Xenical Work?
    Many people taking Xenical may wonder, "Does it work?" As this eMedTV page explains, studies have shown that Xenical does help people lose weight. People taking the drug in clinical studies lost an average of 12.4 pounds after six months.
  • Does Xylitol Work?
    Xylitol products are claimed to be useful for several conditions, but does xylitol work? This eMedTV page explores the effectiveness of xylitol for preventing dental cavities, treating dry mouth, and preventing ear infections in children.
  • Does Zantrex-3 Work?
    Many people wonder, "Does Zantrex-3 work?" As this eMedTV page explains, there is a lack of scientific evidence showing it to be effective for weight loss. This page also discusses the results of two studies done on some of the ingredients in Zantrex-3.
  • Don't Give Up on Your New Year's Resolutions
    Are you struggling with your New Year's resolutions? Don't give up! This article on the eMedTV site provides information that you can use to stick to your goals and achieve them. In addition, it describes a study that explored this very topic.
  • Down With Dishes!
    If your pants are a little tighter than they used to be, your dishes may be to blame! Studies have shown that having less food on your plate can actually cause you to eat less (and, yes, that DOES seem kind of obvious to us, too). So instead of using large dinner plates, serve your main course on salad plates. Furthermore, instead of serving your dinner family style, where everyone dishes up from bowls and platters on the dinner table or stove, serve dinner restaurant style, with food served on the plates. When your plate is clean, you're done eating!
  • Drink Your Vegetables
    Vegetable juice is a quick, low-calorie alternative to soda. It is also a great way to make sure you reach the recommended daily serving for a healthy diet.
  • Drug Interactions With Ma Huang
    Decongestants, MAOIs, and diabetes medicines are among the drugs that may interact with ma huang. This eMedTV article provides a list of other medications that may lead to drug interactions with ma huang, and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Drug Interactions With Orlistat
    This page of the eMedTV library explains the potentially negative consequences of combining orlistat with certain medications. It lists the substances that can cause drug interactions with orlistat and also describes how they may be avoided.
  • Eating for Weight Loss
    Eating For Weight Loss -- Video for Weight Loss
  • Efedra
    Ephedra was banned in the United States because it may cause problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of ephedra and covers some safety concerns associated with it. Efedra is a common misspelling of ephedra.
  • Effects of Childhood Obesity
    This eMedTV segment discusses the physical and psychological effects of childhood obesity. This page explains how the physical effects of obese children are similar to those in obese adults and describes mental effects, such as low self-esteem.
  • Effedra
    Ephedra was a supplement used for its weight loss effects, until it was banned in the United States. This eMedTV article describes the effects of ephedra and also explores the dangers of using this product. Effedra is a common misspelling of ephedra.
  • Eggs
    You probably know that eggs are a great source of protein, and you also probably know that protein is necessary for building muscle. But did you know that eggs might help you lose weight? One study showed that people on a low-calorie diet who ate two eggs for breakfast lost more weight than people on a similar diet who ate a bagel for breakfast instead. Calorie intake at breakfast was the same, but the people who ate eggs lost 65% more weight than the bagel group. Afraid that eggs will send you to an early death due to heart disease? Studies suggest that eggs probably don't have much effect on cholesterol or heart disease risk.
  • Ephdra
    Ephedra was banned in the United States due to its potentially dangerous side effects such as strokes. This eMedTV resource discusses how this product works and lists some of the side effects of the diet pill. Ephdra is a common misspelling of ephedra.
  • Ephedera
    Ephedra used to be a popular diet pill until it was banned in the United States due to safety concerns. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at ephedra and provides a link to more detailed information. Ephedera is a common misspelling of ephedra.
  • Ephedora
    The diet pill ephedra was very popular in the United States until it was banned due to safety concerns. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of ephedra and lists some of its potential side effects. Ephedora is a common misspelling of ephedra.
  • Ephedra
    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.
  • Ephedra and Breastfeeding
    It is not considered to be safe for women who are breastfeeding to take ephedra. This selection from the eMedTV archives further discusses potential problems that could occur when taking ephedra and breastfeeding at the same time.
  • Ephedra and Insomnia
    Insomnia is one of the side effects of ephedra. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, if you are taking ephedra and insomnia occurs, it may actually be a sign that you are developing other potentially dangerous side effects of the weight loss pill.
  • Ephedra and Pregnancy
    It is not safe for pregnant women (or anyone else for that matter) to take ephedra. This part of the eMedTV library explains the potential complications that could happen to your and your unborn child if you are taking ephedra and pregnancy occurs.
  • Ephedra Diet Pills
    Interested in Ephedra? You need to know these diet pills have been banned in the United States. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains why, with a detailed list of some of the risks, and urges readers to discuss other options with their doctor.
  • Ephedra Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, there is no established ephedra dosage that is considered to be safe or effective. This page also discusses the possible risks of taking ephedra (even in low doses) and explains how the FDA has found ephedra to be unsafe.
  • Ephedra Drug Interactions
    Ephedra drug interactions may lead to very dangerous and life-threatening reactions. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at the medications that may interact with ephedra and describes the problems these interactions may cause.
  • Ephedra Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical care if you believe you have overdosed on ephedra. This eMedTV article explains how an ephedra overdose may cause dangerous symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, a rapid heart rate, or a loss of consciousness.
  • Ephedra Safety
    Ephedra can cause heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, or an irregular heart rhythm. This eMedTV resource describes other important ephedra warnings and precautions, and explains why the diet pill is not considered safe in any circumstance.
  • Ephedra Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page explains, common side effects of ephedra include shakiness, dizziness, and insomnia. This article outlines some of the possible side effects of this supplement, including those that require immediate medical attention.
  • Ephedra Uses
    Ephedra has been used as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine and as a diet pill. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at ephedra uses, including how it works to help with weight loss and why the supplement was banned in the United States.
  • Exercise Information
    Looking for some general information on exercise? This segment of the eMedTV library has you covered. We talk about the benefits of walking -- a cheap and easy way to get in shape -- and also take a look at the basics of cardiovascular exercise.
  • Fast Food and Obesity
    This eMedTV segment explains that although fast food is typically high in calories, it is not a cause of obesity. This page also discusses the research on fast food and obesity, explaining that not everyone who eats fast food becomes obese.
  • Fentamine
    A prescription weight-loss drug called phentermine is available to help with exogenous obesity. This eMedTV article explains how to use phentermine and lists possible side effects that may occur. Fentamine is a common misspelling of phentermine.
  • Fentermine
    Phentermine, a prescription weight-loss drug, is only approved for short-term use. This eMedTV page lists possible side effects of the medication and provides a link to more information. Fentermine is a common misspelling of phentermine.
  • Fentramine
    Phentramine is a non-prescription herbal supplement used for weight loss. This eMedTV article explores the effects of Phentramine and explains what side effects may occur with this product. Fentramine is a common misspelling of Phentramine.
  • Fun Weight Loss Suggestions
    Fun Weight Loss Suggestions -- Video for Weight Loss
  • GABA
    GABA is supplement that supposedly helps improve mood or promote weight loss. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this product, including possible benefits of the supplement, information on its effectiveness, and a list of possible side effects.
  • GABA and Breastfeeding
    Women who are breastfeeding should generally avoid GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) supplements. This eMedTV Web article provides a more in-depth look at breastfeeding and GABA, including information on how GABA may affect important hormones.
  • GABA and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to use GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) supplements when pregnant. This eMedTV Web article further discusses pregnancy and GABA, and explains how this supplement may negatively affect important pregnancy hormones.
  • GABA Dosage
    A safe and effective dose of GABA for medicinal use has not been determined. As this eMedTV page explains, because a standard amount has not been established, people often follow the dosing directions on the label of their particular GABA product.
  • GABA Drug Interactions
    Currently, there are no known GABA drug interactions. However, as this eMedTV Web page explains, this does not mean that no drugs that will cause problems when taken with GABA; it just means that these interactions are not yet known.
  • GABA for Anxiety
    This eMedTV article explains that there is little evidence to prove that using GABA for anxiety treatment is effective. This page further discusses this and other uses, explains why the supplement may not work, and links to more information.
  • GABA Information
    This eMedTV Web article offers information on GABA, a dietary supplement claimed to have several uses, such as improving mood and aiding in weight loss. This page also explains why these supplements may not be suitable for some people.
  • GABA Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, you should seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have overdosed on GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). This page describes potential symptoms of an overdose and covers possible treatment options.
  • GABA Pills
    As this eMedTV Web segment explains, GABA pills are a type of supplement claimed to have several uses, such as aiding in weight loss and improving mood. This article also provides information on the product's effectiveness and potential side effects.
  • GABA Side Effects
    Potential side effects of GABA may include increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, or dysphoria. This eMedTV Web segment takes an in-depth look at possible side effects and explains what to do if you develop any of these problems.
  • GABA Supplement Information
    As this eMedTV page explains, GABA supplements supposedly have several uses, such as promoting weight loss and improving mood. This page offers more detail on these supplements, including information on GABA's effectiveness and possible side effects.
  • GABBA
    If you want to lose weight or improve your mood, GABA supplements may be beneficial. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of this product, including information on its effectiveness and possible side effects. GABBA is a common misspelling of GABA.
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