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Q:

What do you think about raspberry ketone? I have type 1 diabetes.

Amy Campbell

A:

Raspberry ketone has soared in popularity after it was touted as a “miracle fat burner” on the Dr. Oz show. While some animal studies have shown that it may help boost metabolism, which could possibly help with weight loss, there’s no evidence that it can help people lose weight, as human studies haven’t yet been done with this product. Because raspberry ketone contains a stimulant, it may cause a rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure and a feeling of jitteriness. My advice is to talk with your healthcare provider if you are interested in trying this product.