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Chitosan doubtful for weight loss
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"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. Adverse effects: constipation and flatulence
“Adverse events most frequently reported included gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation and flatulence.”
Pittler M, Ernst E. Complementary therapies for reducing body weight: a systematic review. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2005 May 31.
Dr M. H. Pittler
Peninsula Medical School
Universities of Exeter and Plymouth
25 Victoria Park
Road, Exeter EX2 4NT, UK
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