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Numerous strategies have been suggested in order to conquer the growing epidemic of obesity. Among the commonly used tools are caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin and green tea since they are likely to increase the body metabolism and energy use thus contributing to weight loss.
Dr. Diepyens and colleagues from the Maastricht University in Netherlands recently published a review on this topic in the American Journal of Physiology (July 2006).
They conclude that while a combination of caffeine and ephedrine is effective for weight loss, the adverse effects of ephedrine preclude its use.
Capsaicin is effective but compliance has been a big problem.
Green tea is effective for weight loss and works via multiple mechanisms including its role in regulation of body fat metabolism.
Do you or someone you know has ad difficulty losing excess weight? Have you been on yo yo diets or any fad diets? What tools worked or did not work for you?