Monday, April 12, 2010

FDA Investigates Companies Using "Fat Melting Shots"

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is cracking down on companies making claims that you can lose weight through something called “fat melting shots.” These are injections known as mesotherapy, injection lipolysis and going under numerous other names.

The FDA notified several companies that their claims are considered deceptive. The companies were claiming that the injections simply melt away fat and there were no chances of side-effects resulting. However, there were many side-effects reported to the FDA. Permanent blemishes and lumps under the skin, where the contents of the injection did not dissolve, are some of the ailments that led to complaints.

More here.