This month supermarkets around the country will again be promoting often controversial appetite suppressants as well as meal replacements to help their customers shed extra pounds put on from holiday bingeing. Despite adverse publicity related to phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and ephedra-based weight loss products, food retailers said they generally anticipate brisk sales of diet-related tablets, bars, powders and liquids, especially during the January promotional push. While the ban on PPA ...

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