I was tempted to take slimming pills after seeing an advert in one of the Sunday newspapers promising guaranteed loss. So I tried to do some research on the net. I came across a frightening new investigation that I felt obliged to highlight. Go to: http://netnormal.com/users/nutrel/article.html Here's a snip from it: "Each year Britons spend billions of pounds in the hopes of finding the magic pill(s) for weight loss. Accurate figures are hard to come by in the UK, but in the States, according to the National Council Against Health Fraud, a whopping $8.9 million are spent annually on vitamins and dietary supplements alone. And, because vitamins, herbs and other supplements are not officially regulated by the Department of Health, consumers are often unaware of the proper dosage amounts, efficacy and product safety. Then, add to that the fact that an incredible amount of diet supplements are introduced each year, making it virtually impossible for government officials to keep up." The article describes how there have been a number of cases recently of the Department of Health withdrawing much-hyped slimming pills from the market. In April 2000, for example, the government banned several pills because trials had shown they didn't "help people lose weight effectively" and even "caused lung and heart problems in some patients. Suffice to say, I decided not to take slimming pills. I think the market should be more heavily regulated. I'd be interested to know what other people think about this article and appetite suppressants in general. My rating is for the article, no slimming pills!