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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does hydroxycut really work ? i've tried a few diet pills they have worked but when i stoped using them i started gaining weight again?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Not much, if at all: There have been no accepted scientific trials demonstrating the effectiveness of hydroxycut. The company reports weight loss results, but there are scientific flaws in testing methods. The product contains caffeine, which may be the most active ingredient. The company has eliminated ingredients that were suspected to be harmful. Bottom line: save your money & focus on low carbs/more exercise:)
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
When ephedra: Was consider OK for addition in supplements, Hydroxycut(which contained ephedra) did help a small bit, as it is a stimulant. Presently, it's make up, has marginal, if any, benefit and really only in the case containing caffeine. In these cases, the caffeine may be the bigger contributor to weight loss(if any).

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