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What are the differences between a fat burner and a fat blocker?

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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Absorption of fat

The fat blocker available as Alli ( branded rx xenical) is a medication that binds up 20-40% of fat ingested with the capsules - and does not allow the fat to ever be absorbed into the bloodstream ( which is where the side effects come from).
Fat burners - are usually any product that has any compound with a stimulant effect - ie caffiene or other herbal forms - but these do not burn fat -.

In brief: Absorption of fat

The fat blocker available as Alli ( branded rx xenical) is a medication that binds up 20-40% of fat ingested with the capsules - and does not allow the fat to ever be absorbed into the bloodstream ( which is where the side effects come from).
Fat burners - are usually any product that has any compound with a stimulant effect - ie caffiene or other herbal forms - but these do not burn fat -.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. John Scott
Bariatrics

In brief: None

May products that make these claims are sham products and some can be dangerous.
Make to discuss any nutritional supplement with a physician as many "weight loss" products can be harmful.

In brief: None

May products that make these claims are sham products and some can be dangerous.
Make to discuss any nutritional supplement with a physician as many "weight loss" products can be harmful.
Dr. John Scott
Dr. John Scott
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