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Current Evidence to Propose Different Food Supplements for Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Review

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Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Pathophysiology, Food Science and Endocrinology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
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Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, 00128 Rome, Italy
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Nutrients 2020, 12(9), 2873; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12092873
Received: 11 August 2020 / Revised: 14 September 2020 / Accepted: 18 September 2020 / Published: 20 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Nutrition and Public Health)
The use of food supplements for weight loss purposes has rapidly gained popularity as the prevalence of obesity increases. Navigating through the vast, often low quality, literature available is challenging, as is providing informed advice to those asking for it. Herein, we provide a comprehensive literature revision focusing on most currently marketed dietary supplements claimed to favor weight loss, classifying them by their purported mechanism of action. We conclude by proposing a combination of supplements most supported by current evidence, that leverages all mechanisms of action possibly leading to a synergistic effect and greater weight loss in the foreseen absence of adverse events. Further studies will be needed to confirm the weight loss and metabolic improvement that may be obtained through the use of the proposed combination. View Full-Text
Keywords: insulin resistance; metabolic syndrome; obesity; weight loss; botanicals; dietary supplements; nutraceuticals insulin resistance; metabolic syndrome; obesity; weight loss; botanicals; dietary supplements; nutraceuticals
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Watanabe, M.; Risi, R.; Masi, D.; Caputi, A.; Balena, A.; Rossini, G.; Tuccinardi, D.; Mariani, S.; Basciani, S.; Manfrini, S.; Gnessi, L.; Lubrano, C. Current Evidence to Propose Different Food Supplements for Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Review. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2873.

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