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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are weight loss patches effective?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Somewhat: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Many types: Could be effective in conjunction with exercise, good quality food, and motivation.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
An additional way: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What fruits are the most effective in weight loss?

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Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: Even an elephant is a vegetarian. In other words any fruit in big amounts will cause you to gain weight. So as far as "effective" and fat burning, there are none if you eat too much. Now in small moderate amounts, avocado, citrus fruits, coconut, and grapefruits are always touted as having the best fat burning properties by the registered dietitians i work with.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could weight loss supplements be effective?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Only to lose $$: There are no safe and effective supplements on the internet that help with weight loss and have been scientifically evaluated. We don't even know what's in them until people taking them start to get sick or die. You don't need weight loss, you need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Check w/registered dietitian, weight watchers or other good info sources.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How effective is weight lifting for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
If burning calories: Weight-lifting burns stored fat only if the activity is using lots of calories. If one lifts a heavy weight one repetition, and then walks around chatting with friends, then not much fat will be lost. In general, if a person exercises more than he did before, but he does not start eating more calories, then his body will use stored fat to provide the energy the exercises require.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some effective weight loss methods?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

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