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What is lost from the body when a person takes a diuretic for weight reduction?

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Water: A diuretic causes the loss of water. It does not remove fat. It may cause rapid weight loss at first but will not continue to lose unless diet and exercise are part of the program.

Answered 12/16/2011

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Diuretics: What is lost in these cases is fluid. The body is mostly water so if you lose significant amounts of water your weight will go down, but not necessarily the fat mass.

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Dr. Rick Koch answered

Excess fluid but: Also things like potassium.

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