USA: Millions of Americans taking non-prescription weight loss supplements
Non-prescription weight loss aids are growing in significance as more consumers battle with obesity. According to a survey of more than 14,600 adults reported by Reuters Health , about 18% of women and 8% of men trying to shed weight have used non-prescription supplements in the past two years. The researchers estimated more than 17 million Americans used such products between 1996 and 1998.
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