Source: Obesity Reviews, 2012, 13 (5), p. 409-430.
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Date of publication: May 2012.
Publication type: Systematic review.
In a nutshell: This systematic review examined the published literature in relation to the efficacy, safety and relapse of weight regain associated with use of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) and acupuncture. Findings suggested that CHM and acupuncture were more effective than placebo or lifestyle modification in reducing body weight and had a similar efficacy as the Western anti-obesity drugs but with fewer reported adverse effects. However, it was noted that these conclusions may be limited by small sample sizes and low quality methodologies.
Length of publication: 22 pages.
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