Are you a binge eater who’s looking for a way to control your binge-eating ways? The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), that could help you. The drug was originally marketed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adults and children (at least 6 years old), but new studies have determined that it is also an effective treatment for binge-eating in adults. From the FDA media release: The efficacy […]
Artificial Sweetener Side Effects: On a diet? Here’s surprising news for you. Don’t use artificial sweeteners. These can make you fat. Contrary to previous claims — and despite the fact that they have fewer calories than real sugar, if any — artificial sweeteners don’t help you lose weight. And new evidence shows that they can even encourage weight gain. This was the conclusion of Dr. David S. Ludwig of the Children’s Hospital Boston in his […]
Artificial Food Color Side Effects: Hyperactivity, ADD, & Cancer? A United States food watchdog group is urging the government — particularly the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require manufacturers to disclose the use of artificial colors fully and clearly in the front labels of their food products. Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said that many food products—often marketed to appeal to children—use dangerous food dyes […]
AeroShot Caffeine Side Effects and Health Risks. No civilized society would give a club drug to kids as young as 12 years old. Right? Wrong, it seems, if the makers of the new AeroShot Pure Energy had their way. Right now, the ‘inhalable’ caffeine products are only available in France and through the company’s website at US$2.99 per ‘inhaler.’ But these are expected to hit Boston and New York retail outlets this month, where they […]
Whey Protein Side Effects. In an earlier post we mentioned that, so far, there is no objective proof that whey protein causes hair loss. However, this does not mean that there are no whey protein side effects that a user should be aware of. Like anything else, too much use of whey protein supplements can cause adverse health effects. For instance, did you know that an overdose of whey protein can give you stomach cramps?