Weight Manager

July 1998 Issue

Herbal Teas for Weight Loss: Not a Quick Fix

Looking for that extra edge to help drop a few pounds this summer? Don't expect to find it in the tea section of your neighborhood natural foods store. "They're a gimmick...and an inappropriate way to lose weight," says Mark S. Meskin, Ph.D., R.D., of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, who has concerns about some common ingredients: Ma Huang (Ephedra). Alvita Trim-Time Thermogenic Tea, describes itself as a "synergistic and highly potent thermogenic

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