x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Heart-risk slimming pills banned

Diet pills marketed under brands such as Natural Max Slimming Capsules and Seven Slim that contain sibutramine have been banned.

Abu Dhabi Municipality has banned diet pills containing sibutramine after the Ministry of Health and the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi advised against its use.

Marketed under brands such as Natural Max Slimming Capsules and Seven Slim, sibutramine is said to increases cardiovascular risks.