Singapore health authority warns sellers after 3 weight-loss products on Shopee found to contain banned toxic substance

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Weight-loss products tested by the Health Sciences Authority. Clockwise from left: Nature Slim, Slimming Seven Days by Figure Up, and Energy Booster Figure-Up New Look Strong Version. — HSA pic

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Friday, 12 Jan 2024 8:32 PM MYT

SINGAPORE, Jan 12 — Three weight-loss products claiming to be “natural” and “herbal” have been found to contain high amounts of sibutramine, a banned toxic substance that can cause serious effects such as heart problems, psychosis and hallucinations when consumed.

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned the public against buying or taking these products that were sold on online retail site Shopee.

They are:

- Nature Slim

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- Slimming Seven Days by Figure Up

- Energy Booster Figure-Up New Look Strong Version

HSA has worked with Shopee's administrator to remove the affected listings and warned the sellers.

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It has also urged all sellers and suppliers to stop selling the three products immediately.

Sibutramine is a prescription-only weight loss medicine banned in Singapore since 2010 due to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Other serious health consequences reported with its use...

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