BACKGROUND: Chitosan, a deacetylated chitin, is a dietary supplement reported to decrease body weight. It is widely available over the counter worldwide and although evaluated in a number of trials its efficacy remains in dispute. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of chitosan as a treatment for overweight and obesity. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library), specialised web sites (Controlled Trials, IBIDS, SIGLE, Reuter's Heal...Expand abstract
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Chitosan for overweight or obesity.
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