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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can taking cinnamon and cayenne pepper make you lose weight?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Cayenne: Both good herbs for addin heat but need to reduce intake and increase exercise as well.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight.

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