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John Batsis, MD

Among adults in the United States trying to maintain a moderate weight, roughly a thirdTrusted Source say they have used dietary supplements to achieve their goal. But, according to a new study in Obesity, led by John Batsis, MD, associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, high-quality evidence of the benefits of many weight loss products and alternative therapies is currently lacking.

“Our findings are important for clinicians, researchers, and industry alike, as they suggest the need for rigorous evaluation of products for weight loss,” Batsis said.

“Only then can we produce data that allows clinicians to provide input and advice with a higher degree of certainty to our patients.”

Read the article in Medical News Today.