Danuta Sobolewska, Irma Podolak

Surowce pochodzenia naturalnego w terapii otyłości - wybrane aspekty. Część II.

Substances of natural origin used in therapy of obesity. Part 2. The use of weight-loss natural products is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. They are often advertised as having remarkable benefits but lack strong evidence for the safety and efficacy. In the second part of the article the products that block dietary fat absorption, increase water elimination, modulate carbohydrate metabolism and other with unspecified mechanism of action are discussed. Several natural substances for which existing toxicological data indicate the restrictions of use are presented.