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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, le...
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Lap Band 5,288 Phentermine 1,396 Xenical 740
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Chitosan
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Orlistat
Other name: Xenical (Xenical)
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3,074
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Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide composed of randomly distributed -(1-4)-linked D-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-Acetylglucosamine (acetylated unit). It has a number of commercial and possible biomedical uses...
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Orlistat (marketed as a prescription drug under the trade name Xenical by Hoffmann?La Roche|Roche in most countries, or over-the-counter drug as Alli by GlaxoSmithKline in the United Kingdom and the United States), also known as '''tetrahydro...
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Top Concerns
Chi
Allergies
9
Bleeding
3
Burning
3
Constipation
2
Diarrhea
2
Blood Clots
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Infection
2
Bloating
2
IBS
1
Tiredness
1
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Depression
5
Diarrhea
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Constipation
3
High Blood Pressure
3
Headaches
2
Tiredness
2
Bloating
2
Hypothyroidism
2
Farting
2
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About Chitosan
Chitosan is a linear polysaccharide composed of randomly distributed -(1-4)-linked D-glucosamine (deacetylated unit) and N-Acetylglucosamine (acetylated unit). It has a number of commercial and possible biomedical uses...
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Orlistat (marketed as a prescription drug under the trade name Xenical by Hoffmann?La Roche|Roche in most countries, or over-the-counter drug as Alli by GlaxoSmithKline in the United Kingdom and the United States), also known as '''tetrahydro...
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www.3fatchicks.com
" Well Chitosan has been shown not to work, I'm not sure I'd trust another version of ...through them so they would have effects similar to Orlistat (Xenical/Alli) in which you can have an... "

" ...those of Orlistat/Xenical which I ...greasy stool. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlistat I don't ...that I trusted seems to say that chitosan doesn't work that well to be effective. ... "

" ...and Xenical (Orlistat) are totally different medications with different modes of actions. Orlistat has been proved in ...dietary lipids). Chitosan does not much of anything from what I know. I ... "

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www.diabetes.co.uk
" ...chitosan works really for ...much more user frien... "

" ...What do you guys think? \"Orlistat, the generic name for Xenical ...This sounds a lot like how Chitosan works, but I don't remember reading... "

" ...are saying fat blocker, I am asusming you are taking a product containing chitosan or maybe orlistat? They are not particulalrly effective weight loss tools, especially chitosan which can only... "

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www.imminst.org
" ...period was 3 x 33mg and the second was 1 x 100mg Chitosan. The latter period also included the use of Orlistat (3x120mg) and Gingko Biloba (1x100mg). The results with regards to hair growth was:... "

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" ...gained one kilo. There are some other values I measured at home (among them \"body fat\" and \"skeletal muscle\") which are somewhat interesting. Although I was training equally little during both ... "

" ...for your original inquiry are chitosan (dietary fat blocking) and phaseolus ...reason that prescription fat blockers (e.g. orlistat) use the words \"aversion therapy\"... "

" Chitosan. On Jun 16, 6:47 pm, ...haven't done your homework! Olestra Xenical Orlistat--marketed as Alli, a reduced strength form of Xenical and who knows how many others? Alli is the... "

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