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11 March 2011

Beta blockers lead obesity epidemic

Beta-blockers could be helping to fuel the obesity epidemic by dampening the body's ability to burn calories and fat over the long term, researchers say in a new report.

Beta-blockers could be helping to fuel the obesity epidemic by dampening the body's ability to burn calories and fat over the long term, researchers say in a new report.

In a separate look at 30 patients with high blood pressure, they found that people on beta-blockers generally burned fewer calories and fat after a meal.

 
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