Diet Pills Essay

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Many Viewpoints on Diet Pills Diet pills in America are causing people to go crazy about their self-image. In 1800, the first diet pill was made to reduce fat. Since then, diet pills have been based on herbal formulations, and each year a new diet supplements are sold. Diet pills are supplements that increases the metabolism and aids in weight loss. They suppress an individual’s appetite and aid in burning body fat. Body size is very apparent to everyone and it has an effect on physical attractiveness. There has been much research done to help America understand the truth behind diet supplements. Seven authors, Scott, Beil, Yaasmeen, Whisenhunt, Trebilcock, Nissen, and Skerrett, explain the concepts of dietary supplements from their own perspective. …show more content…
Many Americans, according to these scholarly articles, say that would spend approximately $5 per day just on dietary supplements. In 2015 alone, “Americans spent $21 billion on dietary supplements” (Scott). Scott discusses how Americans spend so much money on dietary supplements but the amount of money that Americans spend on dietary supplements could be put towards a better cause. With Americans spending billions of dollars on weight loss products each year, “at least 20 percent of women in this country have tried one” (Beil). Diet pills in America, according to Beil has become a popular source for weight loss. It doesn’t matter what the price is, Americans are willing to pay that amount due to desperateness. According to Yaasmeen, “Consumers seem as eager as ever to reach deep into their wallets for a quick and easy solution” (Yaasmeen). Yaasmeen addresses that body image is causing Americans to have that big desire to lose weight, and they are doing whatever it takes to get that desire. In America, the major problem is having a “concern with body size and shape in normal weight people” (Whisenhunt). Each of these authors explain the impact that dietary supplements have on Americans. We could spend a big amount of money on dietary supplements and not realize what is more important than how we look. Yaasmeen explains how Americans are stuck on how they look and don’t realize …show more content…
Dietary supplements have been on the market for many years now, and each year “the FDA has tried to warn consumers against dangerous products by updating its list of “tainted” weight-loss supplements, meaning it has identified hidden active ingredients, and the Federal Trade Commission looks for misleading and false advertising” (Yaasmeen). Yaasmeen explains that dietary supplements should have labels that list each of the ingredients that product contains as well as a nutritional fact label. He also goes into detail saying that these labels are not always correct, as well as the nutritional facts that are on these bottles. There is information that is missing from the labels or there is misleading information that these products supposedly do to help aid in weight loss. In the past few years, “the FDA has gone after more than 70 tainted weight loss products, many with names like Slim Burn, 24 Hours Diet, and Natural Model, after finding that they had been adulterated with undeclared stimulants, diuretics, and antidepressants, often in amounts exceeding the maximum recommended dosages at which such drugs can be prescribed” (Trebilcock). There was a study done by Health Line, to see what kind of dietary products are out there that

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