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ERSP reviews hoodia

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Executive Summary

Claims that SmartBurn with Hoodia weight-loss supplement helps control appetite were adequately supported by studies cited by marketer Iovate Health Sciences International, the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) concludes Sept. 5. The company submitted two peer-reviewed, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to support claims such as "with the key ingredients in SmartBurn, you can lose up to 450% [more] weight than if you were to follow a diet and exercise plan alone." Although the group raised concerns about the use of the word "rapid" to describe the weight loss that took place, it concluded that it was satisfied that consumers would understand the time of product performance being relied on by the marketer in making the claim." An anonymous challenge prompted the review by ERSP...

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