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Which foods should you avoid when taking xenical?

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Dr. Adam Nally
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In brief: Foods High In Fat

Xenical is a lipase inhibitor that decreases the absorption of fatty acids through the GI system. This means that if you take xenical and eat a meal that is high in fat, the fatty acids will not be absorbed and will pass further into the GI system .
. . Which can lead to bloating, flatulence (gas), and diarrhea. Foods high in fat are: butter, oil, red meats, eggs, avocados etc.

In brief: Foods High In Fat

Xenical is a lipase inhibitor that decreases the absorption of fatty acids through the GI system. This means that if you take xenical and eat a meal that is high in fat, the fatty acids will not be absorbed and will pass further into the GI system .
. . Which can lead to bloating, flatulence (gas), and diarrhea. Foods high in fat are: butter, oil, red meats, eggs, avocados etc.
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