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    Arginine reduces weight gain in growing rats by 40-60%

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    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 9:45 pm Email this article
    Arginine reduces weight gain by 40 percent in rats on a high-fat diet, and by 60 percent in rats fed a low-fat diet according a new study published in the Feb 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition.

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    On Aug 18, 2009 at 8:59 am Ann wrote:

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    So, arginine does not actually cause weight loss or reduce body fat. What it does is suppress or slows down weight gain. Quite a difference from reducing weight.

    Was there any other supplements, apart from arginine and Vit C, used by the 37-year old Sandy who had actual weight loss ?

    On Aug 18, 2009 at 9:32 am Ann wrote:

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    Is it possible that Arginine in some combination could act like anabolic steroids? I recall a man a few years ago I spoke to while on travels in Asia who did very little work out, but had managed to become very slender and muscular. I found this out when I asked how often he worked out wanting to know how long it would take, since he was in such good shape, and had very well defined muscles of the upper body and abs.

    He told me he only spent one hour a week... And it had taken him about three months to get in the shape he was in. The effect came from some medicines he was consuming which I don't recall the name for. I was surprised that he could actually gain that much defined muscle mass from either steriods or some other medicines he would take as I had been told it took quite a lot of efforts to gain that much muscle. He told me all his friends, who were muscular too, gained their bulk that way. They said there was no actual workout involved, or very little of it.

    On Aug 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

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    No, I don't think that arginine can act like anabolic steroids.

    It probably helps to build muscle, but not nearly to the extent that anabolic steroids do.

    On Aug 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm Larry Hobbs wrote:

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    Regarding fat loss versus reducing weight gain.

    This is the way they nearly always test weight loss drugs or supplements in rats, that is, to see how much it reduces the weight of growing rats.

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