RPS talks to Channel 4 about weight loss supplements

RPS Deputy Chief Scientist Dr Claire Thompson conducted experiments on Channel 4’s Food Unwrapped on Friday to demonstrate how weight loss supplements work.

Claire was interviewed as part of the programme’s hour-long Summer Diet Special and also explained what was in the supplements and their potential side-effects.

“It was great to get the science of how the products work highlighted on national TV and I hope we demonstrated there’s no quick fix” said Claire. “Anyone who wants to lose weight should talk to a health professional such as a pharmacist who can give the right advice that will help keep weight off for good.”

Watch Claire’s interview here: