Study warns about dangers of weight-loss supplements

April 8, 2015 11:33 AM

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Study warns about dangers of weight-loss supplements

More than two years after regulators found an amphetamine-like substance in nearly a dozen supplements marketed for aiding workout and weight-loss, a new study has found that pills containing the chemical are still on the market.

The study, published Tuesday in the journal “Drug Testing and Analysis,” analyzed 21 supplements labelled as containing Acacia rigidula, a type of shrub native to Texas. Eleven of them were found to contain beta-methylphenylethylamine, or BMPEA, an isomer of amphetamine whose effect on humans has ne...

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