Herbal Weight Loss Product Trial Seeking Participants

Two people standing on weight scales.

Researchers at Southern Cross University’s National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine are calling for generally healthy adults across Australia to join a clinical trial for weight loss.

The trial aims to assess the effectiveness of the herbal supplement in aiding overweight Australians to lose weight.

It is widely documented that being overweight has been found to increase the risk of health conditions such as heart and cardiovascular disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, certain types of cancer, kidney issues and osteoarthritis.

Lead investigator Dr Janet Schloss says there is a collective global fight to find ways to assist people to lose weight with many companies developing products to try to assist, however there is still limited data on the efficacy of certain formulas.

“Losing weight can be a very difficult and frustrating experience for a lot of people and it is common for those trying to lose weight to try many different diets, exercise regimes and products, often with little success and sustainability.

“This trial offers an opportunity for people who are overweight to try a new product which may assist them in losing weight in conjunction with nutrition information and exercise consultation,” says Dr Schloss.

The trial will last for 16 weeks, with participants visiting a local health practitioner once a month for four months. Registered practitioners are available in the following locations:

· Northern Rivers, New South Wales

· Blue Mountains, New South Wales

· Sydney, New South Wales

· Dubbo, New South Wales

· Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

· Brisbane and Redlands Bay, Queensland

· Sunshine Coast, Queensland

· Gold Coast, Queensland

· Townsville, Queensland

· Melbourne and Mornington, Victoria

· Sale, Victoria

· Mildura, Victoria

· Scamander, Tasmania

· Adelaide, South Australia

· Perth, Western Australia

· Palmerston, Northern Territory

Participants will receive either an active product or a placebo treatment which is designed to have no therapeutic value, but is similar in look, taste and smell to the active treatment being used.

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