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Chitosan supplementation lowers serum lipids and maintains normal calcium, magnesium, and iron status in hyperlipidemic patient

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Fang-Hsuean Liao et al.
Used Parameters : BW

Publication Year : 2007

Country : Taiwan

Journal : Nutrition Research

Chitosan is the most abundant natural amino polysaccharide and is being used as a new source of dietary fiber. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of water-soluble and water-insoluble chitosan supplementation on blood lipid profiles and mineral status, including calcium, magnesium, and iron, in elderly hyperlipidemic patients. Sixty volunteers with serum total cholesterol concentration of greater than 5.2 mmol/L were randomly divided into 3 groups of 20 each. The treatment groups received oral chitosan, one group receiving …
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