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Am J Cardiol. 2004 Nov 15;94(10):1359-61.

Safety and efficacy of citrus aurantium for weight loss.

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  • 1Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. bent@itsa.ucsf.edu

Abstract

To examine the safety and efficacy of citrus aurantium, an herb now commonly used as a substitute for ephedra in dietary supplements marketed to promote weight loss, we conducted a systematic review. An extensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS, and the Cochrane Collaboration Database identified only 1 eligible randomized placebo controlled trial, which followed 20 patients for 6 weeks, demonstrated no statistically significant benefit for weight loss, and provided limited information about the safety of the herb.

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15541270
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