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I'm starting back on the Atkins diet. I'm having hot flashes right now. If i take black cohosh, will it slow down my ability to lose weight?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Probably not

Many articles list weight gain as a possible side effect of black cohosh.
I tried to find how common this is & found one study showing 12% of women taking it reported weight gain. However. Most women gain some weight during menopause so black cohosh may not have caused it & may even reduce likelihood of weight gain!- see http://www.Herbs-for-menopause.Com/black-cohosh/black-cohosh-benefits.Htm.

In brief: Probably not

Many articles list weight gain as a possible side effect of black cohosh.
I tried to find how common this is & found one study showing 12% of women taking it reported weight gain. However. Most women gain some weight during menopause so black cohosh may not have caused it & may even reduce likelihood of weight gain!- see http://www.Herbs-for-menopause.Com/black-cohosh/black-cohosh-benefits.Htm.
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