Weighty issue: MoH confirms diet coffee brand banned in UAE

Green Coffee 1000 banned by the ministry; increases health risks

Dubai Municipality affirms that ‘Green Coffee 1000’, touted as a weight loss supplement, is banned in the UAE since 2013 by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Dubai Municipality added the product’s availability in the country or its pitfalls does not require a confirmation or denial considering it is already banned in the UAE.

The Ministry said that the product contains prohibited materials, with serious health related side effects.

The Ministry stated it had sent samples of the product to the pharmaceutical inspection department, which further referred samples to the food control laboratories.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Municipality added the results showed the presence of hazardous materials is Sibutramine and Vinolvithalin.

Also, the lab report explained that there are many caveats when using Sibutramine, because the existence of such material increase the risk of heart attacks.

It is stated that Sibutramine should not be used by many individuals that have medical conditions, including patients with coronary artery, blood pressure, and people who had before blockage in the arteries of the Parties, or bouts of angina pectoris, or increase or irregular heartbeat.

The lab report stated that the use of this material with other medicines leads to an increase in toxic side effects, and other side effects.

Additionally, the Global Health Authorities, such as the (US food and drug Department) have warned the public to avoid using such products.

This clarification comes from Dubai Municipality within its initiative that aims to reduce the circulation of inaccurate information that are spread through social media and other communication means to correct false and inaccurate news false and to address the rumors rapidly.

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