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. 2004 Nov 15;94(10):1359-61.
doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.07.137.

Safety and Efficacy of Citrus Aurantium for Weight Loss

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Safety and Efficacy of Citrus Aurantium for Weight Loss

Stephen Bent et al. Am J Cardiol. .

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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