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What is chitosan and is it a fat-blocker?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
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In brief: No Real Evidence

Chitosan is made from chitin, which is a polysaccharide that is found in the exoskeletons of shrimp and other sea crustaceans.
It is a soluble dietary fiber (similar to other soluble fibers) and in labs, has been shown to bind fat, which would prevent absorption of the fat. There are no credible dietary studies that support claims of being a fat blocker.

In brief: No Real Evidence

Chitosan is made from chitin, which is a polysaccharide that is found in the exoskeletons of shrimp and other sea crustaceans.
It is a soluble dietary fiber (similar to other soluble fibers) and in labs, has been shown to bind fat, which would prevent absorption of the fat. There are no credible dietary studies that support claims of being a fat blocker.
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Dr. Emil Shakov
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: A synthetic supplem

Supplement without strong evidence that it actually prevents fat absorption.

In brief: A synthetic supplem

Supplement without strong evidence that it actually prevents fat absorption.
Dr. Emil Shakov
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