Herbal Ephedra/caffeine For Weight Loss: A 6-month Randomized Safety And Efficacy Trial
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Over a period of 6 months, ephedrine/caffeine at 90mg/192mg daily (from Ma Huang and Kola Nut) reduced body weight by 5.6kg while placebo induced 2.6kg weight loss.
LDL cholesterol was reduced by 8mg/dl in EC group and HDL cholesterol increased by 2.7mg/dl. Placebo did not see changes.
Small increases in blood pressure and heart rate were seen, but of minor significance. Compliance was similar in both groups.