Anorak News | New Headline Od Day: “China Probes ‘Chelsea Clinton’ weight loss patch…”

New Headline Od Day: “China Probes ‘Chelsea Clinton’ weight loss patch…”

by | 9th, July 2007

THAT’S the headline on Drudge:

The story is:

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is looking into claims of a herbal weight loss patch which its makers said helped former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, shed 12 kg (26.5 lb) in under a month, state media reported on Monday.Customers are instructed to stick the patch to the area of the body where they want to lose weight and then just wait for the fat to flow out of them, the Beijing Morning Post said, citing an investigation by China Central Television.

But in fact the oil seeped from the patch itself, which could be seen when it was put on a warmed up cup or a television set, the report said.

The patch is named after an acupuncture point and translates clumsily into “America Seven-Point Thinness”.

Though it claimed to be imported from the United States — where the advertisements said it was a top seller and used by Chelsea Clinton — it was actually made by a company from the nearby industrial city of Tianjin, the newspaper said.

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