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What's the skinny on weight-loss pills?
New study shows obese patients at risk using over-the-counter drugs.
A new review of existing research data confirms that some weight-loss drugs can raise blood pressure, posing a risk to obese patients who hope to reduce hypertension by losing weight. The risks posed by these products can be very serious and other complications such as seizures, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, heart attack, and even stroke.
Unregulated, unhealthy and unsafe.
Some diet aids claim to be "natural" or to contain only "herbal" ingredients. However, they may actually contain potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the product labels or in promotional advertisements. These products have not been approved by FDA and may be potentially harmful to unsuspecting consumers.
Unsuspecting consumers beware.
Many people seek diet aids to help lose weight. There are a variety of weight-loss products available without a prescription both over-the-counter and on the Internet. However, you should consider the following before making your decision:
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Healthy Eating: Brown Bagging It.
By Chef Dave Fouts
With school starting and life getting back to normal after the summer, here are a few ideas for brown bag meals that will save you money.
Did you know that you could save up to $3,000 per year just by bringing your lunch to work? If the average lunch costs $10-$15 per meal and a brown bag lunch costs between $2-$3 per meal, then you can save $8-$12 every workday.
3 Tbsp raspberry vinegar
3 cups strawberries, quartered
DIRECTIONS:1. Combine ingredients for dressing and stir well with a whisk.
2. Combine strawberries and greens.
3. Add the salad dressing; toss to coat.
4. Sprinkle with pine nuts.
5. Top with crab and red onion rings.
Nutrition: 160 calories, total fat 8g, saturated fat 2g, sodium 190mg, carbohydrates 14g, fiber 3g, sugars 9g, protein 9g.
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