Health & Fit This Popular Weight-Loss Method Might Not Be Effective, Experts Say
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Japanese mintpatches have become a popular option for people who are eager to find a relatively easy way to . However, while it's understandable why simply slapping a patch on your body would be an attractive option, they may not be effective, according to experts.
recently took a look at the patches that claim to use Japanese mint as an active ingredient, noting that the plant that's also known as mentha canadensis comes from both North America and Asia. According to , it's actually the oil in the mint that's extracted and used for various conditions, including gas, indigestion, and gallstones, as well as for common colds, fever, and joint pain.
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A new study suggests that tea may offer some protection against a type of cancer that affects nearly 200,000 new patients every year. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! For a study just published in the British Journal of Nutrition, oncology and medical researchers assessed data from 25,000 men who had participated in a larger trial to determine the effects of screening for prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancers.RELATED: The Best&Worst Sodas in America—Ranked!The participants reported their diet habits, which were cross-referenced with medical diagnoses over the course of 11.5 years.
When it comes to using Japanese mint in weight-loss patches, Parade explains that they're "intended to absorb transdermally" which "allows the active ingredients (in this case, the Japanese mint) to go directly into the skin without going through your digestive system."
But the question is: Is it effective as a weight-loss method?
". One of these is its ability to stimulate digestive enzymes and and a faster metabolism can help with weight loss," Clara Lawson, RDN, who works with , tells Eat This, Not That!
However, when it comes to the patches, Lawson explained, "If you aren't bringing any healthy change into your diet and lifestyle, you aren't going to lose weight with these patches."
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Lawson also notes that there is "no evidence in regards to their effectiveness… and they aren't even regulated by the FDA, so they are not a legitimate weight-loss method."
That's certainly not the only potential problem with these patches. "Ultimately, my issue isn't with the mint; it's with the carrier they use (herbs are bound with a chemical that drives into the skin),", a top Hollywood nutritionist and founder of the Haylie Pomroy Group, who was one of the experts that spoke to Parade, warned in a statement provided to Eat This, Not That!
"It can be scary because some companies use the same carriers as fentanyl patches. Look at who is making it and where it's manufactured. Ninety-nine percent of these companies aren't disclosing their carrier."
Pomroy adds: "The only benefit we've seen through research with transdermal applications like these are fortransdermal or sex hormones, like testosterone or estrogen patches. Again, the issue is the carrier with all of these other patches."
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The #1 Best Diet for a Flat Belly .
If you want a lean midsection in no time, this is the very best diet for a flat belly, according to a registered dietitian.However, there's one goal practically everyone trying to lose weight has in common: getting a flat belly. While shaving off a few pounds can help reduce your risk of certain chronic ailments, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and fatty liver, losing inches off your waist may also lower your heart attack risk. In fact, a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that waist-to-hip ratio was a better predictor of heart attack risk than BMI.