It is estimated by the National Institutes of Health that two-thirds of people in the United States are overweight or obese. Safety of weight management products is one of the top concerns among consumers. Of the many over-the- counter and prescription
weight loss products available today, many are associated with unwanted side effects. Certain appetite suppressants, thermogenic formulas, fat blockers, and other weight loss products contain ingredients known to cause adverse effects
or interact adversely with certain medications.
Efficacy and safety are equally important when choosing a weight-loss aid.