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Reality Coalition applauds FDA
Date:12/23/2008

NEW YORK, December 23, 2008 The Reality Coalition a group of experts and organizations on overweight and obesity applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to recall and warn consumers about dietary supplements that claim to provide weight loss and contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients.

The FDA's efforts align with the mission of the Reality Coalition to increase consumer education and understanding of sound weight loss principles and reinforce realistic approaches to weight loss.

"Consumers should avoid dietary weight loss products that pose serious health risks," said Reality Coalition co-chair George L. Blackburn, MD, Ph.D. "To the best of my knowledge, identifying 25 tainted weight loss products is the largest action by the FDA."

"We have always argued that weight loss supplements are not effective and unregulated, and now that these products have been shown to contain undeclared ingredients and may endanger health, this action by the FDA is of great urgency," said Reality Coalition co-chair MRC Greenwood, Ph.D. "Dietary supplements that claim to provide weight loss make false promises, perpetuating the belief that there are quick fixes, which is inaccurate and unsafe. To have a lasting effect, weight loss should be gradual and based on modifications to diet and exercise."


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