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Seaweed weight-loss product

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A patent-pending extract of fucoxanthin, a compound found in brown seaweed, demonstrates significant weight loss in obese women, according to results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 140 obese females. Specialty Nutrition Group's LipoxanThin product showed "significant reduction in liver fat, body fat and body weight versus placebo after 16 weeks," Sergey Grachev, MD, Professor of Medicine, First Medical Academy and Institute of Immunopathology, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, et al., state. The study is pending publication by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. A recent Japanese study also demonstrating promising results for the fat-fighting effects of fucoxanthin (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 18, 2006, p. 11)...

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