Transcript for Kim Kardashian West slammed for appetite suppressant post
cover story because Kim Kardashian west is under fire this morning as Amy knows this for promoting appetite suppressing lollipops in a paid Instagram post. Critics accusing her of encouraging eating disorders. That's why our chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton is here with more on this. Give us your thoughts. Here's this thing, robin. This is a perfect example of how because something is natural or over the counter there may be some risks. It's all about the risk versus benefits but in general when you talk about appetite suppressant, there are a lot of over-the-counter and prescription medications that can achieve that either as a primary goal or it just kind of an unexpected side effect. They either work by revving our metabolism or increasing our fullness hormones from the brain on down. In terms of these types of lollipop, you can look at the ingredients. The first three are basically sugar so we know that's not exactly associated with weight loss. But they also have an ingredient of a spice, a saffron extract. Even though it has not been rigorously studied there has been some association with some appetite suppression. So what if someone has an issue with this? That's the concern here. So in general with appetite suppressant, how do you know if someone is developing a problem with it? Number one, you absolutely can become dependent or addicted on to them. If you look Fors like excessive weight loss, unintentional, signs of clinical malnutrition or some common symptoms like disness, insomnia, that could be a sign they're not getting the basic nutrients they need and relying too much on these. 24 is your wheelhouse, degree in nutrition. What are safe ways to suppress your appetite. The good message go to risk versus benefit and go for things low risk, potentially have a benefit and safe. When you have some things right in front of you, lean protein food, high fiber foods which fill you up and reduce your appetite. Sleep is critically important and almost always overlooked. If you are sleep deprived you will be hungrier and then fill your belly with broth or water before you eat. That helps. Sleep helps you lose a little weight. Absolutely. People don't think about it but it's important. That was great on "Nightline" last night. People can watch it online. Back now to Michael in
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