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At the 1997 American College of Nutrition meeting, researchers from the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York reported on the effects of an ephedrine caffeine .aspirin stack on body composition (C.M. Colker et al., "Ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin enhance fat loss under
non-exercising conditions," 38th Annual Meeting, September 26-28, 1997; American. College of Nutrition, New York, NY), Two groups of men with a high percentage of bodyfat (about 28%) were divided into control and experimental groups, with the latter supplementing with a
mix of 20 mg ephedrine, 200 mg caffeine and 325 mg aspirin.
The patients were instructed not to change activity or dietary habits over the course of the six-week study. The results? The supplemented group lost 9.2 pounds versus just 1.5 pounds in the control group. The only noteworthy side effects were complaints of dry mouth during the first few weeks. It would appear that this combination of drugs promotes relatively safe bodyfat loss, even without exercise. Certainly, bodybuilders can use this stack (ephedrine is legal in most states and not generally considered dangerous except for those with heart or thyroid problems) to produce even leaner, more cut physiques.