05 February 2010

Simply Slim in the firing line

Popular diet product Simply Slim has been in the firing line of the press and online forums over reports that the product causes serious side-effects. DietDoc comments.

2010 is turning into “The Year for Debunking Slimming Myths”. In January, networks were buzzing with the news that pharmaceutical diet pills containing sibutramine such as Reductil and Ciplatrim have been found to cause heart and circulatory problems and may soon be banned in the EU and other countries.

Now Simply Slim is the latest diet product to be in the firing line of newspapers and internet sites. According to a host of postings on the Weight Loss section of Health24, readers have been reporting serious side-effects after taking Simply Slim.

Other doctors reported that their patients had developed severe abdominal pain, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias (Pienaar, 2010A).

  • Bitter Orange Extract (Bigarade Orange or Neroli)
  • Cassia seed
  • Aloe Vera
  • Alisma orientalis
  • L-Carnitine
  • Lotus or Water Lily
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Dietary Fibre
  • Dextrose


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