Herbal Obesity Remedy Questioned A study indicates that an herbal remedy popular in Asia for treating obesity and high cholesterol does not help people on Western diets. In fact, levels of "bad" cholesterol went up in many who took Guggulipid. Results are published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.
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A study indicates that an herbal remedy popular in Asia for treating obesity and high cholesterol does not help people on Western diets. In fact, levels of "bad" cholesterol went up in many who took Guggulipid. Results are published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.