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A 38-year-old female asked:

what fat burners are safe to take if ypu have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Keep away: Lose weight and tone with a healthy life style rather than than taking pills. Staying in shape is a life time endeavor. Eat well and exercise as part of your daily routine and forget the fat burners. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.

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