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Study Shows Seaweed Aids Weight Loss

Study Shows Seaweed Aids Weight Loss

In exciting new research, scientist Morten Georg Jensen at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that alginate, a type of fiber found in brown seaweed, can help people lose weight when consumed regularly.  He studied the effects of different doses over three years and determined that people ate less and felt less hungry when drinking fiber drinks with alginates.

In a 12-week study, he followed 96 overweight men and women who drank a beverage containing alginate or a placebo on a daily basis compared with those who drank a placebo lacking the alginate. Participants who drank the seaweed fiber lost almost four pounds more on average, due to a decrease in body fat, than those who had the placebo.

Dr. Jensen concluded in the study that the alginate may form a gel in the stomach which increases signals to the brain that a person is full.

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12:54PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

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12:10PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

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2:21PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Thanks

12:14PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Thanks for the info!

7:58AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

good to know

1:16AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing

8:07PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Sea Weed should be in everyone's diet. It healthful benefits(very many) are unmatched by land plants.

I buy my seaweed from Costco. It is not the cheapest product in the world though. But for me, it really is a great substitute for potato chips. Its crispy, salty with a slight oiliness(the sheets are baked on a greased tin). Delicious, really.

4:11PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

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