Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 16th, 2006
"Glucomannan (GM) is a soluble, fermentable, and highly viscous dietary fiber derived from the root of the elephant yam or konjac plant, which is native to Asia. Preliminary evidence suggests that GM may promote weight loss," scientists writing in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine report.
J. Keithley and B. Swanson at Rush University in Chicago described in their review "studies using GM for weight loss as well as studies investigating its mechanisms of action. At doses of 2-4 g per day, GM was well tolerated and...
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