Fibrous Weight Loss Diet Fayetteville AR

Any product claiming to be a “miracle” diet pill warrants skepticism, but at least one weight-loss aid may actually work. Glucomannan, a soluble fiber from the root of the elephant yam (Amorpho-phallus konjac or A. rivieri), may help people shed pounds by promoting satiety and preventing the body from absorbing as many calories, according to a critical review published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

Garland Doty Murphy III, MD
(479) 659-0111
Springdale, AR
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Internal Medicine, Nutrition
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Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967

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Diane M Johnson
(479) 444-1400
118 E Sunbridge Dr
Fayetteville, AR
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Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
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Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jenny Craig
(479) 271-6600
5208 Village Pkwy
Rogers, AR
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(479) 271-6600
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Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Curves Of Fayetteville
(479) 575-9200
659 E Appleby Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center
(888) 212-7802
368 E Joyce Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
 
Jenny Craig
(866) 622-9370
368 E Joyce Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
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(866) 622-9370
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Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Kathleen Kling
479-442-8900     
225 North East Avenue
Fayetteville, AR
 
Achieve Medical Weight Loss Fayetteville
(479) 442-5677
1753 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR
 
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(479) 442-2725
237 E Millsap Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
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(479) 443-3764
4377 N Crossover Rd
Fayetteville, AR
 
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Any product claiming to be a “miracle” diet pill warrants skepticism, but at least one weight-loss aid may actually work. Glucomannan, a soluble fiber from the root of the elephant yam (Amorpho-phallus konjac or A. rivieri), may help people shed pounds by promoting satiety and preventing the body from absorbing as many calories, according to a critical review published in the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. The researchers examined seven human trials on glucomannan (GM) in which weight loss was the primary variable of interest. In all of the studies, participants lost significant weight even when the study did not restrict their calories.

Before you begin stockpiling elephant yam, though, you should take into account that the data are not entirely conclusive. First, the trials that demonstrated weight loss all were conducted 10 or more years ago. Additionally, in five other studies in which weight loss was the secondary endpoint, the participants didn’t lose any weight, although their total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol dropped in three of the trials. The authors of the critical review suggest this may be because those studies lasted only three to four weeks.

Still, the researchers conclude, “At doses of 2 to 4 grams per day, GM was well-tolerated and resulted in significant weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.”

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