Study questions safety of popular ephedra diet substitutes

09/19/2005 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A new study suggests the latest alternatives to the banned ephedra-based diet drugs are not as safe as advertised. California researchers studying Advantra Z and Xenadrine EFX found the two supplements, used by dieters as a substitute for ephedra pills, can raise heart rate and blood pressure in healthy people.

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