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Chitosan for Overweight or Obesity

Creator:

Jull, A.B., Ni Mhurchu, C., Bennett, D.A., Dunshea-Mooij, C.A.E. and Rodgers, A.

Subject Keywords: Management, Overweight, Obesity
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Overweight and obesity are common health conditions worldwide but there are few effective treatments. Chitosan is a widely available dietary supplement that claims to aid weight loss and blood cholesterol levels. Fifteen studies which lasted between 4 to 24 weeks including a total of 1219 participants were analysed. Trials of chitosan to date have varied considerably in terms of quality. The review suggests that chitosan may have a small effect on body weight but results from high quality trials indicate that this effect is likely to be minimal.

Date:

16/07/2008

Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

Jull, A.B., Ni Mhurchu, C., Bennett, D.A., Dunshea-Mooij, C.A.E. and Rodgers, A. . (2008) Chitosan for Overweight or Obesity [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/95719 [Accessed: 24th August 2019].

  

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