What is raspberry ketone and does it help with weight loss?

· UKMi

This Medicines Q&A evaluates the limited evidence available for the efficacy of raspberry ketones for the management of weight loss

  • There are currently no reliable data to justify the claims being made about raspberry ketone by online retailers.
  • There is some evidence from animal model studies which suggests that raspberry ketone may have some protective effects against high fat diets. However, this is currently too limited to draw any conclusions from.
  • There is no information about safety of raspberry ketone, but there are some indicators that it may cause adverse reactions.
  • Patients wishing to lose weight should follow a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regime.