Deadly diet trends?
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
- Duration 2:47
- Date Apr 21, 2012
Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in
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Last time here whenever I'm looking for a quick way to shed a few pounds for the perfect bikini body.
Example -- But could those diet pills that promise success on the scale actually hurt or even kill you in some situations here breakdowns the most dangerous diet trends doctor Marc Siegel from our medical eighteen -- nice to see this morning that will be here.
-- -- -- People try to do this right to go to the drugstore this is more quick fix for something and some of them start with some of these Japan rapid weight loss diet pills that are out there tells about -- -- dollars -- never -- heard the.
These here -- the problem with a lot of loses their combo pills they include all these secret ingredients now -- when you're talking about the Japanese want.
Has federal fouling -- it which has been shown in mice and rats -- increase your risk of many different kinds of cancer.
It's got the old meridia and it.
Which suppresses appetite but has been associated with heart disease and -- has -- fender in it which was removed from the market for being too many side effects of -- -- that's scary that's quite a -- Noble art so a lot of this on the land fat burner that you can buy what's that -- that's.
Got a chemical -- a quote Clinton funeral which we use in horses to help them breathe better when -- -- it also has been associated with heart disease we need that.
I mean it's smaller amounts.
You know thousands of smaller amounts but you don't know over time what's -- big -- one of popular ones is this Brazilian -- and if you put out on the beach all the time down there in the Brazil so they market it this way you've seen these pills before but this is a big problem here as well.
-- the problem is.
All of these have active ingredients in that that I wish I would be prescribed -- not something you can get without a prescription and this one.
Has prozac in it it's got only three imminent which is a -- now doesn't have as much prozac and it is I would prescribed as an anti depressant.
But you know you can give your mood swing you've got prozac reunion wound down you got equilibrium making you it's a dated.
This combination would not something it I do not have probably isn't is that out of -- a press.
A lot of that you have an appetite to present it's also an led by the president right now the question isn't whether these actually work to help you lose weight I'm not questioning that maybe they do.
The problem is they all have other facts that I need to be monitored very precious you know or make -- more anxious can accept.
It over and -- well you know Canucks have been all over Fox News talking about this drug now luckily the FDA is slowing down on approving this -- the problem with your taxes.
It has for an -- it which is a stimulant that I actually prescribed for weight loss.
But it has -- -- -- which is like to it which is like a seizure medication that we use for people with migraines.
It can confuse how do you think it can slow down you can gain weight on it if you ever that you lose weight on -- you're not thinking clearly about so again we don't know the combination effect.
And it but he definitely help you lose weight I think you're next to works but I don't like the side of -- who wanted to tell doctor Marc Siegel thanks so much for alerting us on too many combinations children's doctors should be involved tomorrow.