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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CHITOSAN

Chitosan causes an average weight loss of 3.8 lbs according to review of 15 studies

Chitosan, a dietary supplement which is derived from the exoskeleton of shrimp and other crustaceans, causes an average weight loss of 3.8 lbs according to a recent review of 15 studies that last a month or more.

However, the authors of the review article concluded that, "Results obtained from high quality trials indicate that the effect of chitosan on body weight is minimal and unlikely to be of clinical significance." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 12, 2011 10:12 am | [0] comments

Monday, July 25, 2005

CHITOSAN

‘Effect of chitosan on body weight is minimal’ researchers conclude

Chitosan causes an average weight loss of 3.7 pounds, or perhaps only 1.3 pounds, according to a new review of previous studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 25, 2005 10:37 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 02, 2005

CHITOSAN

Chitosan doubtful for weight loss

"The evidence suggests that there is considerable doubt that chitosan is effective for reducing body weight in humans," concludes a new review of complementary therapies for weight loss. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 02, 2005 6:53 am | [0] comments

Monday, March 28, 2005

CHITOSAN

Chitosan reduces fat by less than 3 calories per day

Chitosan does not block fat absorption according to a recent study from researchers at Hoffman-La Roche, the makers of the fat-blocking drug Xenical® (orlistat). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 28, 2005 7:21 am | [2] comments

Thursday, February 10, 2005

CHITOSAN

Five chitosan studies all from the same Italian research group which could not be reached

Some companies claim that human studies have shown that chitosan causes weight loss. I do not believe these studies. A editorial in the February 2005 issue of the journal Obesity Reviews sheds some light on these studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Feb 10, 2005 8:05 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

CHITOSAN

Chitosan causes a weight loss of only about 1.4 lbs

Chitosan causes an average weight loss of only about 1.4 pounds according to high quality studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 19, 2005 5:10 am | [0] comments

Friday, January 07, 2005

CHITOSAN

Chitosan: “It would take more than 7 months to lose one pound of body fat.”

"For men [taking 2500 mg of chitosan per day], it would take more than 7 months to lose one pound of body fat," according to a new study. "For women, no fat was trapped." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 07, 2005 8:23 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 23, 2004

Chitosan: Research suggests it is not effective for weight loss

Last week I reviewed a study which found that 3 grams per day of the fiber supplement chitosan is not effective for weight loss. Dr. Lu Jason from Taiwan commented that maybe a larger dose, perhaps 9 or 12 grams, might be effective. Here is some additional information about chitosan. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 23, 2004 1:02 am | [9] comments

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Chitosan for 6 months does not cause weight loss

People given three grams of chitosan per day for six months lost an average of 0.9 pounds compared to a weight gain of 0.4 pounds for those given a placebo according to a new study from New Zealand. This difference was not statistically significant. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 18, 2004 9:30 am | [2] comments
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